White House Correspondents' Association knew what it was getting with Michelle Wolf

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"Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really 'bombed, '" Trump tweeted Sunday.

Comedian Michelle Wolf was the entertainer at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, and she skewered Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

During her speech, Wolf fired off jokes at numerous people in the Trump administration, including the President himself who did not attend the event for the second year in a row. Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was insulted for lying, not for her looks. Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders?

Founded in 1914, the WHCA represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration and advocates for journalists' ability to see and report on the president and his staff. USA presidents, first ladies and other Capitol Hill figures have been attending the dinner for decades.


"I was her boss and she made the meanest jokes about me all the time", Meyers said.

Some of Wolf's supporters argued the jokes of a comedian shouldn't be held to a higher standard than Trump, who's been known to make vulgar remarks at campaign rallies.

Chrissy Teigen agreed with Lynch, writing: "after everything this administration has said and done to the American people with no apology? are you f****** kidding me???? this has to be a joke".

Wolf also got support from many in Hollywood.

"For the record, I was in the room last night".


Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasn't the only target of Wolf's act.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer deemed the evening a "disgrace" in a tweet, to which Wolf replied: "Thanks!"

"I just want people to be like, 'Those were amusing jokes, '" she told CBS News ahead of the dinner. While most of the right-wing media outlets were critical of Wolf, a host on #Fox News was apparently impressed with her brand of humor.

"I think she's very resourceful", Wolf said at the event.

He next went after the White House Correspondents Association, whose president praised her "truth-to-power" style when they announced the gig, then issuing a statement apologizing for Wolf's performance Saturday night. "You know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams". Congratulations, when the three of you go out to dinner, I'm sure you'll be laughing a lot. I always advised them precisely on the line they shouldn't cross.


Wolf focusing largely on those in Trump's orbit was brilliant, Branum said, because those individuals "purport to the dignity of being part of the establishment".

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