Washington - British comic roaster Ricky Gervais, fresh from another appearance in front of a Golden Globes ceremony in which he once again insulted the "Hollywood elite", was recently invited by grateful supporters of the President, who assumed he must therefore be part of their cult of Trump worship, to host and deliver the opening monologue at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
Gervais, who has hosted the Golden Globes five times, has made a habit of insulting various attendees including actors, studio moguls and others in the film industry, but has been invited back again and again by the good natured but nervous guests.
Assuming that the Trump devotees would want to have a little fun at their own expense and that of the POTUS, Gervais launched into his opening comments referring to the crowd as "boorish halfwits who must have just caught the bus from Walmart".
Turning around and facing the gallery of red-hatted supporters standing in back of the stage, he said "well, what have we here? Any guess what the average IQ of this bunch is? I'm guessing around a 5". At this point, many in the crowd began shouting "lock him up".
"Hey, here's a good one," continued the comic. "What do a good economy, a little mushroom dick and a real estate fortune have in common? All were inherited by Donald Trump".
At this point, security personnel removed the Emmy Award-winning comedian from the stage.
"I thought this dude was one of us," said one attendee who had witnessed Gervais' takedown of the Hollywood establishment at the Golden Globes, apparently unaware that he also regularly pokes fun at Trump.