The White House Correspondents' Association invited comedian Michelle Wolf to speak at its annual dinner, but was itself shocked after her comedy routine on Saturday became vulgar and personal.
The annual correspondent's dinner is usually filled with innocent jokes and jabs at politicians and Washington movers, but this year it got completely out of hand with vile personal attacks. Wolf's profanity-laced routine specifically targeted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway. We simply can't repeat the repulsive and insulting filth uttered by Wolf.
"Last night's program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people," Margaret Talev, the WHCA president, said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the entertainer's monologue was not in the spirit of that mission."
Trump followed up by tweeting: "The White House Correspondents' Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy 'comedian' totally bombed (couldn't even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!"
According to FoxNews, the jokes were also criticized by prominent journalists, with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman praising the press secretary for not walking out amid attacks on her physical appearance.
"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski called the specific jokes on Sanders "deplorable" and said the association owes Sanders an apology.
"Watching a wife and mother be humiliated on national television for her looks is deplorable. I have experienced insults about my appearance from the president. All women have a duty to unite when these attacks happen and the WHCA owes Sarah an apology," she tweeted.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway have served our president and nation with dignity and faithfulness. The personal attack on them by Michelle Wolf’s monologue was disgusting and completely uncalled for.