Comic Michelle Wolf delivered the roast at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night, taking no prisoners in her 19-minute evisceration of President Trump, his Administration, the mainstream media, and anyone else in her way.
Wolf, who has been criticized by Republicans and also by some members of the media for her raunchy monologue — an abortion joke here, references to grabbing female body parts there — has shown no signs of apologizing for her act, responding to a tweet from fired White House press secretary Sean Spicer calling it a "disgrace" by tweeting back, "Thank you!"
While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really “bombed.” @greggutfeld should host next year! @PeteHegseth— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2018
Wolf has been attacked for her comments about current press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who didn't crack a smile over lines like, "I actually really like Sarah, I thinks she's very resourceful. Like, she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye." Riffing on a famous Maybelline tagline, she continued, "Like: 'Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.' It's probably lies."
Hey mags! All these jokes were about her despicable behavior. Sounds like you have some thoughts about her looks though? 😘 https://t.co/JRzzvhBuey— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) April 29, 2018
Zinging the Trump Administration's revolving-door quality, she noted, "You guys have gone through cabinet members faster than Starbucks throws out black people,” referencing a recent incident in which two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
She also tweaked Hillary Clinton, noting that the Trump campaign may have been in contact with Russia, yet Hillary's campaign wasn't in contact with Michigan (a Democratic-leaning state she lost by a few thousand votes), and the media itself, pointing out that the press pretends to hate Trump but has profited from him too much to be objective.
A) Ok I have some thoughts on @michelleisawolf's act and the reaction to it from members of the press and other DC insiders. For the record, I was in the room last night. @michelleisawolf's set was great. She was hilarious and confident.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 29, 2018
Love her or hate her, Wolf's timing is impeccable — she was the #1 item trending on Twitter less than a month before the May 27 debut of her weekly Netflix show "The Break with Michelle Wolf."