The Annual White House Correspondent Dinner held in Washington, D.C., usually brings together powerbrokers within both the media and political establishments for an evening of good-natured satirical humor. However, Saturday nights event suddenly degenerated into a profane-laced verbal attack on the Trump Administration.
Unknown comedian Michelle Wolf’s attempted roast morphed into a personal foul mouth attack on both the President and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Her poorly delivered tasteless monologue which is usually reserved for late night HBO Specials, showcasing marginally talented standup comics, had both Democrats and Republicans wincing.
Wolf started her act with a few funny lines in the traditional spirit of the annual event, however, within moments her monologue digressed further and further into a crude, disrespectful and vulgar attack on both President Trump (who did not attend the event), and Sanders who was seated only a few feet from Wolf.
Fox News reporter Ed Henry (a former president of the annual event), appeared the next day on “Fox & Friends, and was outraged at Wolf’s performance stating emphatically; “It was disgusting, despicable.”
Henry continued; “Sarah Sanders should get an apology from the White House Correspondents’ Association. What a contrast to what the President was doing [at the rally], talking about issues that people actually care about.”
The President (not exactly a fan of the media), wisely skipped the event, instead traveled to “Trump country” for a campaign-style rally (which has also become a tradition), telling his supporters he’d rather be with them, then at the dinner.
However, that didn’t stop foul mouth Wolf from whining through her monologue attacking the President.
“I would drag him here myself, but it turns out the President of the United States is the one pussy you’re not allowed to grab. He said it first. Yeah, he did.”
She soon put her targets on Sanders commenting that the Press Secretary was spewing lies and “burning facts” to “create the perfect smokey eye.
Mocking; “Maybe she’s born with it, maybe its lies. It’s probably lies.”
Wolf continued her verbal assault on Sanders: “I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. You know? Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? What’s Uncle Tom, but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman who was at the gala event reverenced Sanders later in a tweet; “sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.” Her colleague, Peter Baker, wrote, “Unfortunately, I don’t think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight.”
Wolf also took aim at Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway with the same apparent theme, suggesting that news organizations should stop inviting Conway on their broadcasts.
“If you don’t give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie,” Wolf said. “It’s like that old saying: If a tree falls in the woods how do we get Kellyanne under that tree?
Adding; “I’m not suggesting she gets hurt,” Wolf clarified. “Just stuck.”
After the event, the President tweeted: “…Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust…the so-called comedian really ‘bombed.’ [Greg Gutfeld] should host next year! [Pete Hegseth]”
Once again Saturday nights antics by the marginal entertainer demonstrated to Middle America, the reason why Donald Trump along with his team won the 2016 election.