Washington in uproar over 'disgusting' White House Correspondents' dinner comedy routine

01 May, 2018, 13:23 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents DinnerMore

Washington has lost its collective mind over a comedian's 20-minute-long set.

President Trump also wants to kill off the White House Correspondents' Dinner. There's the Correspondents' Dinner as an event, and the Correspondents' Dinner as a norm; both would benefit, at this point, from scaling back to become something smaller, more intimate, more meaningful-less about celebrity, less about comedy, and more about journalism. "You have got nothing to do today - go eat a sausage and choke on it. Get trichinosis".

As a comedy gig, it's always been notoriously hard.

"The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it", Trump wrote.

"We have a lot of laughs here at The Daily Show, but comedy isn't just about jokes", Noah deadpanned. "Figuring out other strategies to handle that has been complex". "Stuck under a tree", Wolf said.

And this one: "And I'm never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know?"

Meanwhile, Mika Brzezinski said the joke was "deplorable".

This line from Trump, coming last Friday, might have been underreported, so let me use it as a closer: Honoring the U.S. Winter Olympics team at the White House Trump said about the Paralympics, "And I watched - it's a little tough to watch too much, but I watched as much as I could". "I think she's very resourceful", Wolf said at the WHCA dinner. "After decades of always going after women for their appearance or gender, having a woman come after other women in ways that were just about their job performance nearly left people vexed".

Donald Trump is among those criticizing Wolf over her Saturday night routine, and since the president brought up the time when Meyers roasted him years ago, the NBC funnyman remarked on how nice it is that "the eye of Sauron is upon [me]". "Oh, I know. Aunt Coulter". "I don't pull punches".


There's someone else who had to share what their thoughts on Monday, albeit in a more official format: Stormy Daniels, the porn star behind the lawsuit that would allow her to end a hush agreement over her alleged affair with President Trump.

Another joke that Wolf directed at Sanders has come under scrutiny as well. "What happened to Kathy Griffin, now it's happening to Michelle Wolf".

Wolf said she wasn't expecting her performance to rise to the level of controversy it has, but added that she isn't disappointed by the response. That would mean we're not doing our job.

WHCA President Margaret Talev said she has "heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer's monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission".

Wolf tweeted "thank you" to Spicer. "Her Pennsylvania roots, stints on Wall Street and in science and self-made, feminist edge make her the right voice now".

As to why people, including Talev, were so upset about her comments, Wolf noted that there's likely a touch of sexism going on. "[Wolf] is one of those people".

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman agree. "Hire a juggler next year". She's also hosting an upcoming Netflix series, "The Break". "That's the role of a commentator and a bomb thrower and a comedian". Riding with Sanders in a auto following the dinner, Gidley said, "if it were amusing, (Sanders) would have said to me 'that was legitimate, that was a good burn, that was amusing.' ..." I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials.

-"He wants to give teachers guns, and I support that because then they can sell them for things they need like supplies".

"I know as much as some of you might want me to, it's 2018 and I'm a woman, so you can not shut me up - unless you have Michel Cohen wire me $130,000".

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