In About Face, Donald Trump Praises Obama's Roast

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He says "some of what the president did was pretty good" at the White House Correspondents Dinner, where Trump was lampooned.

After weeks of hammering President Obama, Donald Trump got his when both the president and Saturday Night Live head writer Seth Meyers dug into him during Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner. According to Trump, there are no hard feelings.

In an interview with CNN Sunday night, Trump said "some of what the president did was pretty good." He also softened the criticsim he had doled out earlier in the day.

"It was a lion's pit, I was walking into it, I've been there before, and you know, I thought it was an entertaining evening,” said Trump.

It was high praise, compared to what Trump said hours earlier, when he called Meyers a stutterer and criticized Obama for focusing on him rather than on issues affecting Americans. When asked by Fox News if he enjoyed the jokes, he had said "Not really. Some were fun, but not the greatest."

Trump has been flirting with pursuing a presidential bid, and says he has made up his mind about running. He may use the May 22 finale of Celebrity Apprentice to reveal when he will put the speculation to an end.

If he does indeed run for president, it’s unlikely he would make the official announcement on his television show, because of federal law that guarantees presidential candidates equal time on broadcast radio and television.

"I think a lot of people will be very happy with my announcement," he told CNN.