However, the comments would not be shocking based on Wolf’s Twitter activity over the last few years. All these jokes were about her despicable behavior. “She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smokey eye”, Wolf said of Sanders.
In a 19-minute string of at times raunchy jokes, Wolf skewered Trump for his alleged 2006 affair with an adult film actress and a hush money payment to keep her quiet before the 2016 election. So did former governor/amateur comedian Mike Huckabee, who’s probably just mad that he’ll never be as amusing a person as his daughter was a punchline.
So what was it like inside the dinner Saturday night? ‘Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. So tonight, I’m going to try to make fun of the president in a new way, in a way that I think will really get him. Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, was so put off by Wolf’s routine that he and his wife fled the dinner.
“I’d always planned to have a lot of conversations with [WHCA] members about a range of issues when I’m president”, Knox said. (“The White House denied that H.R. McMaster would be leaving, but it has made similar statements regarding other officials who were then promptly fired.”) However, this does not require a televised event in which the press secretary shows sullen contempt for the media as an institution and evidences no shame in dissembling.
“I actually really like Sarah”. We’re now entering day two in the Michelle Wolf outrage drama, so let us break down exactly what is going on here for those of you who don’t follow the happenings at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the way you would, say, the Oscars or the National Basketball Association playoffs. More accurately, I thought the joke wasn’t amusing enough to justify the pettiness.
Comedian Michelle Wolf performs at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, April 28, 2018. Indeed, during the dinner itself, Trump was lambasting the media at a rally: “Is this better than that phony Washington White House Correspondents’ Dinner?”.
The dinner also features the presentation of journalism awards. He skipped the dinner previous year, too, and attending a rally in which he took time to attack the news media and assure his audience – as he did in Washington Township, about 40 miles north of Detroit – that he’d rather be with them. “Maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies”.
“At the risk of diving into a master class episode of what-about-ism, I hink they are two completely different things”, Miller began. “And I invited her because I thought that she was a talented comedian with a message to deliver”, Talev said.
Although he urged future WHCA presidents not to “censor” their chosen comedians” speeches, he encouraged them to “pick one who you know is going to be more fair, not somebody who is part of the resistance and has all of Hollywood going, “You go, girl'”.