With Pence right behind him and Biden on the other side, Trump joked that he had no idea what is going on. “This is dangerous,” he said, referring to the North Korean leader, who was in the room with his wife and their two children. When Pence asked the senator if he had anything to say to Kim Jong Un, whom Trump met with earlier this month, Biden replied with a mocking, “I hope he changes his mind.”
Thursday night, Trump appeared to do away with accusations that he is riddled with low self-confidence by making a joke about his height. “I’m very tall,” Trump told supporters, after answering a question from the audience. When an audience member asked Trump if he had gotten sleep recently, he joked that it was all too exhausting. “This isn’t a question,” Trump said. “It’s a directive. I’ve got to go.”
Trump also invited in some mock applause from the crowd when he repeated claims that North Korea cannot resist him. “I feel good about myself,” he said. “No, honestly, I feel good about myself.”
Pence said he was “grateful” to the guests of the dinner — which included Biden — at the elegant home of Meredith B. Buchanan, who heads Buchanan & Co., a public relations firm. “Last night, Vice President Biden joked about the president’s height,” Pence said in prepared remarks. “Well, we want to thank him for that: three inches taller than our commander in chief.”
The VP press pool was denied entry to the dinner. Instead, they gathered at the lobby of the five-star Trump International Hotel, where they were joined by an open vehicle to the dinner.