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After Trump Slams Comedian, She Responds With One-Liner

'I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist,' writes Michelle Wolf
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Comedian Michelle Wolf.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – President Trump took a potshot at a comedian on Tuesday, so he probably shouldn't be surprised that Michelle Wolf has responded in the form of a one-liner. "I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist," Wolf tweeted, a reference to Trump's decision to stand by Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The president had gotten things started with a dig of his own: "So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian," he tweeted. "Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?"

Wolf did indeed host last year's dinner, and she made headlines with unsparing jokes about the White House, with Trump and press chief Sarah Sanders among the more notable targets. Trump did not attend the dinner, but he criticized Wolf as "filthy" afterward. In her tweet in response to Trump's Tuesday put-down, Wolf used the hashtag #BeBest, which ABC News explains is another dig: It's a reference to Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign. (Wolf went on NPR after the dinner and defended her routine.)

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