Michelle Wolf: 'I Wouldn't Change a Single Word' of My WHCD Speech

Posted May 01, 2018

That American citizens were so afraid of losing even an inch of their privilege that they hid their sexism and racism behind economic anxieties and a vote for Trump.

"I knew what I was doing going in", she told NPR. Williams went on to cite Wolf's humorous jabs at the press for creating the Trump "monster" and financially benefiting off the current administration. And let's not forget that Wolf is a comedian, not a reporter, and has no obligation to uphold any social or professional standards that would apply to the media. And Trump is embracing Wolf as a foil - a symbol of liberal Hollywood elitism.

The head of the correspondents group said she regretted the monologue.

Well, OK, speaking truth to power is well and good in theory, but maybe that joke was a little too true, to say nothing of Wolf's peroration, in which she blames the media for promoting Donald Trump for profit.

Wolf has defended herself on Twitter against charges that she mocked Sanders' appearance.

Wolf tweeted "thank you" to Spicer.

The stand-up act is now an object of partisan warfare. But feedback from the political left and right quickly leapt to extremes.

Michelle Wolf said she accomplished her goal to "burn it to the ground" at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night - and she's surprised at the level of reactions to her set. Henry also called on Wolf to apologize.

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I've never liked these soirees, which convey a false and inappropriate chumminess between reporters and the people they cover. "It's not just the White House", Scaramucci said on "Reliable" Sunday. "If there [are] two people that I actually made fun of their looks on Saturday it was Mitch McConnell and Chris Christie, and no one is jumping to their defense", she said. There were also strong objections to her material about abortion. Like, what's "Uncle Tom" but for white women who disappoint other white women?

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

"(Trump) wants to give teachers guns, and I support that, because then they can sell them for things they need, like (school) supplies".

Both Wolf's fans and detractors seemed to agree that it was a shocking performance, destined to go down in correspondents' dinner history. Remember Stephen Colbert's savage roasting of President George W. Bush at the Correspondents' Dinner in 2006? "It was an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home".

If the dinner "did anything tonight, it made the chasm between journalists and those who don't trust us, even wider. She hit the jokes hard".

Once the show begins, he enters on a golden golf cart flanked by sash-wearing models amid a shower of cash, giving every impression of being not just on board with being the night's target but reveling in it. What were you expecting? "To the many thousands of people who couldn't get in, I cherish you. and will be back!"

The crowd laughed, not knowing what was to come.

However, it's now clear where the White House Correspondents' Association stands: President Margaret Talev released a statement confirming the organization was not happy about her remarks. Numerous critical responses to Wolf's caustic monologue wound up showing the extent to which the joke here truly is on tribal, insular Washington itself, and why cozy media events like Saturday's dinner are inevitably uncomfortable and better off put to rest. But, look, I invited her.