Trump Slams 'Filthy' Comedian After White House Press Dinner

WHCA chief says remarks were 'not in the spirit of the night'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2018 5:07 AM CDT
Michelle Wolf arrives at the Sixth Annual Hilarity for Charity Los Angeles Variety Show at the Hollywood Palladium on March 24, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Michelle Wolf's scathing monologue at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is receiving poor reviews from President Trump and WHCA President Margaret Talev, among many others. Talev tells Politico that Wolf's routine, which included personal remarks about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was just a few feet away from her, made her uncomfortable and "did not embody the spirit of the night," which is intended to celebrate journalists and First Amendment freedoms. "I appreciated Sarah Sanders for joining us at the head table and her grace through the program," says Talev. More:

  • Trump's reaction. The president, who skipped the dinner for the second year in a row, thinks it's time to either reboot or kill off the event. "The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy 'comedian' totally bombed (couldn't even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!" he tweeted Sunday evening.

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