Donald Trump played the mainstream media like a Charlie Daniels fiddle Friday -- and it was music to my ears.

He was holding court inside his brand new Washington, D.C. hotel while breathless reporters and drooling anchors jumped into wall-to-wall coverage -- waiting to hear Trump apologize.

And he kept them waiting and waiting and waiting.

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Reporters thought he was going to launch into a tearful, soul-searching mea-culpa over President Obama's birth certificate.

But it turned out -- he resolved the issue lickety-split.

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