Comedian Under Fire for Monologue at the White House Correspondents Dinner
01 May, 2018, 13:22 | Author: Angel Logan
The organization's leader said she regretted that Michelle Wolf's routine may end up defining an evening that was created to rally around journalism.
Still, to view the video of Mrs. Sanders sitting on the dais of the White HouseCorrespondents Dinner and suffering the mindlessly feral excoriation of some alleged comedian named Michelle Wolf, was truly heartbreaking.
Margaret Talev, a Bloomberg News reporter who heads the association, released a statement late Sunday saying Wolf's almost 20-minute monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner "was not in the spirit" of the group's mission.
Yet despite all of the backlash, Wolf said she wouldn't change a thing.
The 20-minute routine has even been condemned by the White House Correspondents' Association.
Begun in 1921, the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner has been attended by every President at least once during their term in office, beginning with President Calvin Coolidge in 1924. On Monday he said the dinner was "a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for".
So, what did YOU think of Saturday night?
On Sunday night, the association issued a statement expressing regret about Wolf's performance.
Some of the strongest reactions were after Wolf took aim at press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated a few feet to Wolf's left at the head table. She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smoky eye. Her follower count on Twitter has more than tripled in two days since the event.
Wolf stunned the black-tie crowd crowd with a barrage of harsh barbs at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Vice President Mike Pence, the mainstream media and many others. "I knew what I was doing going in".
Trump skipped the Washington tradition for a campaign-style rally in Washington Township, Michigan and afterwards tweeted the dinner was a "big, boring bust". A "First Amendment" lapel pin was at each table setting.
"There's plenty where you could look back and the camera was on Obama when people were making pretty aggressive jokes. and he was laughing", she said.
-"Just a reminder to everyone, I'm here to make jokes, I have no agenda, I'm not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone that's here from Congress you should feel right at home".
As he did previous year, Trump flew to a Republican-friendly district to rally supporters in an attempt to counter the dinner.
"I wasn't expecting this level, but I'm also not disappointed there's this level". There's been a backlash and a backlash TO the backlash, with supporters defending Wolf's controversial jokes.
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