Trump, journalists deride comedian at correspondents' dinner

30 April, 2018, 04:18 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Trump walks toward the podium to speak at the rally at Total Sports Park on Saturday night in Washington Mich. AP

Trump, who didn't attend the gala for the second straight year, decided instead to hold a campaign-style rally with supporters in Washington, Mich., which he contrasted with the WHCD in a tweet early Sunday.

The WHCA's current president, Bloomberg News' White House reporter Margaret Talev, called the president's absence "unfortunate".

For years, the White House Correspondents' Dinner has featured a comedian and a "roast" of the current presidential administration and political climate.

Comedian Michelle Wolf's performance at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner caused a stir on Twitter, as some suggested she unfairly attacked Sarah Sanders' appearance.

Michelle Wolf's performance at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner (WHCD) has created quite a stir.

Meanwhile, the president assured his audience in MI that he would rather be there than at the dinner.

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"Is this better than that phony Washington White House Correspondents' dinner?"

It was possible, one guest quipped, that Trump had done something he doesn't usually do: He made an event more normal. "'Is this more fun?' I could be up there tonight smiling like I love when they're hitting you, shot after shot". These people, they hate your guts ... and you've got to smile.

Present and past members of his administration say they were offended.

Satisfied the audience was lacking in Hispanics, Trump launched into a tirade repeating his demand for his border wall, and said those illegally crossing into the USA are somehow voting for Democrats in elections.

Wolf, who has a Netflix series premiering next month, responded to Haberman, saying that all of her jokes about Sanders were about her "despicable behavior", not the way she looked.

The comedian caused more controversy with a quip referring to her make-up: "I actually really like Sarah".

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"I guess that only happens when you are on the same side of the isle".

The dinner once attracted Oscar winners and other notable performers in film and television as well as celebrities in sports and other high-profile professions.

"While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn't work", wrote Trump, who continued his break with tradition in not attending the media confab.

The television pictures showing President Donald Trump at a MI rally asking why he would want to be in a room full of people that hate him and Wolf's diatribes may have reinforced the narrative that elite journalists are out of touch.

And finally, Wolf saved her most brutal remarks for Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was in attendance as a representative to the Trump White House (since Trump was not in attendance). According to MediaITE, WOLF is now receiving backlash from man, including ex-Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who called the evening a "disgrace".

"I know things about Tester that I could say, too", Trump said.

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