At Donald Trump’s Comedy Central Roast in 2011, comics poked fun at the now-Republican presidential nominee on a number of issues — including his hair, his wife and family, his sex life, and his failed businesses.
But, according to Aaron Lee, a writer for the roast, there was only one topic that Trump made off-limits.
Lee posted on List a series of joke subjects that Trump “allowed” — ones that actually made it on to the program — and Trump’s only objection, the one topic he explicitly held “sacred.”
“The only thing we got from Trump was the request not to say he exaggerates his wealth,” Lee wrote, adding that it’s standard for Comedy Central Roast subjects to deem certain things off-limits.
Here’s the full list of what made it on the roast and the one thing Trump forbade:
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s hair
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s wife Melania (and his two previous marriages)
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump having sex with models
ALLOWED: Jokes about the failure of Trump Steaks, Trump Water, Trump Cologne, and other Trump products
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s failed casinos
ALLOWED: Jokes about how Trump only became successful thanks to his wealthy father
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump’s weight
ALLOWED: Jokes about Trump being attracted to his daughter Ivanka
NOT ALLOWED: Any joke that suggests Trump is not actually as wealthy as he claims to be
As Vulture points out, Trump allowed comedian Jeff Ross to say, “The Donald and I have a lot in common: We both live in New York, we both play golf, we both fantasize about his daughter.”
But if Ross or Lisa Lampanelli or Seth MacFarlane had joked about, say, Trump’s tax returns? That’s where our potential next president would have drawn the line.
Watch highlights from the roast below.
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