The White House Correspondents’ Association denounced comedian Michelle Wolf for her sick attacks on Sarah Huckabee Sanders. However, President Donald Trump put the final nail in her coffin when he personally delivered some bad news for her.
According to Daily Caller, comedian Michelle Wolf ruined an event meant to honor journalism with a nasty partisan attack on President Donald Trump and the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The following evening, the liberal comedian was denounced by the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) for her crude jokes and lack of decency.
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful,” Wolf said at the dinner. “She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf continued. “Is it Sarah Sanders? Is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
According to Fox News, Margaret Talev, the president of the WHCA expressed regrets about the dinner in a statement released on Sunday, April 29, 2018. While some viewed the statement as an apology, other saw Talev’s remarks as more of an excuse which lacked any genuine sorrow for what happened.
I want to tell you how much your kind words meant to me following my personal remarks at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner about the roots of my belief in journalism’s essential role.
I have also heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monolog and concerns about how it reflects on our mission. Oliver Knox, who will take over this summer as our president, and I, recognize these concerns and are committed to hearing from members on your views on the format of the dinner going forward. Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not divide people. Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monolog was not in the spirit of that mission.
Every day we are working hard to advocate for our members and ensure coverage that benefits the public, and the dinner is an important opportunity to highlight and maintain our essential work. The White House Correspondents’ Association remains dedicated to that mission.
In my opinion, Margaret Talev’s statement about Michelle Wolf’s monolog not being “in the spirit” of civility, wasn’t quite sufficient. More than likely, Talev saw this as her last opportunity as the president of the WHCA to take a cheap shot at the Trump administration and allowed such a debauchery to take place on purpose.
The bottom line here is that Wolf’s monolog was inexcusable and not funny. After the WHCA’s statement was released, President Donald Trump took to Twitter with a stunning rebuke for the liberal comedian.
“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!” Trump wrote.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
Trump’s frustration with the WHCA boiled over, and he released another tweet about the failed dinner on Monday, April 30, 2018, which said, “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it. This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for. FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!”
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it. This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for. FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
I could not agree more with the President. The WHCA and their annual dinner event are “dead.” There was no civility or unity in what the organizers of the event provided. Their idea of entertainment is offensive and tacky in every sense of the word.
Because he knew the White House Correspondents’ Dinner would be nothing but a debauchery, Trump skipped out on the event for the second year in a row and instead appeared at a rally in Michigan, where he was surrounded by thousands of “deplorables.”
In my opinion, the WHCA should publicly apologize directly to Sarah Sanders for what took place on Saturday evening. There was no reason other than pure hate for Michelle Wolf to attack the White House press secretary like she did. It seems so hypocritical for liberals who are supposed to be all about women’s rights to enjoy it when an outstanding and accomplished person like Sanders is attacked for her appearance and her beliefs.