Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump Slams 'Filthy' Comedian Michelle Wolf Over White House Correspondents' Dinner Jokes

Trump Slams 'Filthy' Comedian Michelle Wolf Over White House Correspondents' Dinner Jokes

All sorts of critics have weighed in. Henry also called on Wolf to apologize. "What Wolf did is what comedians do", one reader wrote.

"I wasn't expecting this level [of criticism], but I'm also not disappointed. I knew what I was doing going in", Wolf said of the criticism.

"(Trump) wants to give teachers guns, and I support that, because then they can sell them for things they need, like (school) supplies".

As many right-minded journalists agree, the White House Correspondents' Dinner is an embarrassing relic, a conflict-of-interest orgy where journalists who are meant to challenge the powerful hobnob with them instead. Mr. Trump, she said, "has helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV". She was most-recently a writer and on-screen performer on The Daily Show. But some of her jokes, particularly a series of barbs about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Sanders sat just feet away, seemed to spark the most outrage.

Some prominent journalists joined Trump administration aides in defending Sanders.

"There's plenty where you could look back and the camera was on [Barack] Obama when people were making pretty aggressive jokes about Obama and he was laughing,"Wolf said".

In the book and show, Aunt Lydia is a character who is an enabler of a regime that treats women horribly, torturing and brainwashing the women under her command. "I made fun of Mitch McConnell's neck and I did a small jab at Chris Christie's weight and no one is jumping to their defense".

Those jokes set off a firestorm on social media.

As for the people who actually invited Wolf to speak?

Talev, now the association's president, issued an apology after members complained about Wolf's performance. She roasted Trump, Pence, White House staffers, the media, media personalities.

Trump, as he did in 2017, skipped the dinner in order to hold a campaign rally in Washington, Mich.

Wolf told Gross that "having the ability to laugh at yourself is important".

Trump's didn't call out Wolf by name in his tweet, he only said "the filthy "comedian" totally bombed".

The New York Times Peter Baker said in a tweet, "Unfortunately, I don't think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight". Like maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.

And, depending on who you talk to, she was absolutely terrible or she killed it or she should apologize. On Monday he said the dinner was "a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for".

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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