Firestorm in USA over comedian's roast of Donald Trump

President Donald Trump skipped the dinner for the second year in a row, but some members of administration were present to take jabs from Wolf.

"Now, Michelle Wolf doesn't need anyone to defend her, but she is our friend so just know when you call her filthy you are right", Meyers, host of "Late Night", said Monday.

We all agree. But that also means that the dinner must be non-partisan and done without hostility and personal animus toward the party that occupies the White House - regardless of who is in power.

Some thought Wolf's jokes crossed the line beyond the dinner's lighthearted tradition. "This is the Correspondents' Dinner, celebrating the freedom of speech". If you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. Kellyanne Conway, much like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, her job is to go out there as often as possible and lie to the American public, paint a happy face on this administration and convince us that it's not a raging dumpster fire that we can all clearly see happening behind her.

Comedian Michelle Wolf performs at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, April 28, 2018.

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Wolf was heavily criticized for her comedy routine which some found vulgar, especially in regards to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders whom the "Daily Show" contributor skewered at the event. Another comedian who praised Wolf's set was late night host Jimmy Kimmel.

As the tumult over Wolf's jokes mushroomed, Margaret Talev, a Bloomberg News White House correspondent who contracted Wolf for the dinner, issued a White House Correspondents' Association statement.

Trump, who was leading a rally in Michigan Saturday night, generated his own buzz in the room when he lambasted the dinner and the journalists who support it.

"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. Like, she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a flawless smoky eye. She gets a shrug emoji from me, probably because I don't have an emotional or financial investment in loving Trump or in hating him.

Ms. Wolf, in the meantime, is preparing for her new Netflix show, "The Break", a sketch and variety series to debut May 27. He would cut through the Washington bullshit, he would shake things up a bit, he'd call out inconsistencies in the press and he'd be a breath of fresh air.

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