Comedian Michelle Wolf offered a succinct, withering reply to President Donald Trump's early Wednesday attack on her by drawing attention back to his continued support for Saudi Arabia in the face of a report linking the kingdom to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi-after his clear attempt to distract from the matter.
Comedian Michelle Wolf pushed back against President Donald Trump after he criticized her performance at the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) past year, in a tweet where he said he may attend the function after skipping it repeatedly.
Wolf's performance past year was divisive.
Comics are traditionally hired for the White House Correspondents' Dinner and Wolf performed at April's event, which Trump did not attend.
A week before the Republican National Convention in 2016, Chernow made a scolding, videotaped statement pleading for Americans not to elect Trump, and submitted it to a Facebook page created by filmmaker Ken Burns and author David McCullough. "Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition!"
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for NetflixWolf elicited a mixed response from her performance as host at this year's dinner, which featured jokes about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance.
"Maybe I will go?" he added. He's not exactly a stranger to show business: His 2004 Hamilton bio became the basis for Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash Broadway musical Hamilton, and 2017's Grant reportedly is getting a movie adaptation - directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
"I bet you'd be on my side if I had killed a journalist".
"I actually really like Sarah".
Trump has yet to attend a WHCD as president. Like, maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.
Wolf called the WHCA "cowards" for bowing to public pressure and changing its traditional format. "And I couldn't be prouder", tweeted Wolf, who drew criticism for her hosting gig previous year.
He also used the opportunity to blast Wolf.
"The media is complicit".