President Donald Trump, who ditched the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner for a campaign-style rally in MI, urged voters to support Republicans for Congress and repeatedly cited Sen.
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. Several people, liberals as well as conservatives, demanded that Ms Wolf apologise for mocking Mrs Sanders's appearance-though of course Mr Trump has made juvenile derision of people's looks his stock-in-trade. "I love you as Aunt Lydia in 'The Handmaid's Tale'".
She took on topics like the White House assault on facts; how women's issues, political spin, and dissembling intersect uncomfortably with luminaries such as Ivanka Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders; President Donald Trump's possible dalliance with a porn star, his wealth and his courtship of white nationalists; Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick; Al Franken and sexual harassment; Democratic ineptitude; and the tangled, symbiotic relationship between journalists and the president.
"I wouldn't change a single word that I said".
The joke was: "She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a ideal smoky eye. Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies", she added, referencing a cosmetics tag-line, "It's probably lies".
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Lea had previously been in a relationship with Glee co-star and on-screen boyfriend Corey Monteith when he died on July 13 2013. The 32-year-old graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of business in 2012.
But what really matters is that Wolf was mean to someone who has direct power over journalists and their access to the White House. "News organizations are going to make their feelings known that the comedy aspect of the dinner has become too risky for the association and too damaging for the dinner", said a White House reporter involved in the discussions.
"It was disgusting, despicable", said Henry.
"You may have heard I was invited to another event tonight - the White House Correspondents' Dinner - but I'd much rather be in Washington, Michigan!" the president said during the rally in a dig at the event. "I think she's very resourceful", Wolf said at the event. Naysayers would have latched on to anything she said to taint the evening and Wolf's reputation.
Famous comedians including Kumail Nanjian and Emily Nassbaum showcased their support for wolf while criticising those who criticised Wolf for her comments. They know she's going to dodge any important questions, never tell the truth, never give us any insight on what's actually happening in the White House and it's going to kill in ratings.
For his part, Trump - who ditched the event for the second year in a row - repeatedly trashed Wolf and the dinner on Sunday and Monday and offered his suggestion about what to do next: "Put Dinner to rest, or start over!" he tweeted. Billy Eichner didn't believe Wolf went too far, either. It even led to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and comedian Kumail Nanjiani bickering on Twitter (first about Wolf's performance and then about who unfollowed whom). "Unfortunately, the entertainer's monologue was not in the spirit of that mission". "To the many thousands of people who couldn't get in, I cherish you. and will be back!" As New Yorker writer Emily Nussbaum tweeted, "The more I think about it, the more impressed I am that Michelle Wolf did such a harsh act WITHOUT insulting any woman's looks". That's not to suggest that news gatherers can't have cordial and polite relationships with those they cover, it's just foolish to be caught up in the pageantry of a televised dinner with them. I didn't want to cater to the room.