Washington in uproar over 'disgusting' White House Correspondents' dinner comedy routine

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Epic. Hilarious. Wildly inappropriate.

Anthony Scaramucci, who was Sanders' boss for 11 days previous year during his short-lived tenure as White House communications director, also came to her defense. I think that this is a pretty similar scenario.

"Michigan families are exhausted of political attacks", said her spokeswoman, Miranda Margowsky. "I think that she brought to the mic what she wanted to say".

Some felt the jokes lobbed out by Wolf went too far.

Footage showed the press secretary - who was sitting only a few seats away - looking visibly uncomfortable and unhappy during the speech.

Trump, noting how Wolf's routine played, observed in a tweet Sunday: "While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn't work. It's probably lies", Wolf said, jabbing at Sanders' eyeshadow choices.

Wolf vowed to get under Trump's skin by questioning his wealth, issuing a call and response with the audience ("How broke is he?").

Wolf seemed happy about the outcome.

Journalists have called for an apology as well including Fox News's Ed Henry, NBC's Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski.

Comedian Michelle Wolf took a moment Sunday to remind critics that her comments about Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Saturday night were focused on the White House press secretary's professional conduct, not her physical appearance. "The president is very crass in what he tweets out on a daily basis". "I look forward to locking you all up in the coming years!" We want people in the - we want an openness with the White House.

"Enough of elites mocking all of us", Matt Schlapp tweeted.

"Good lord people, it was a stand-up act".

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Matthew Dowd, a former George W. Bush campaign strategist, also said he had little sympathy for the complaints.

Comedian Michelle Wolf is on tap to deliver what's traditionally been a roast of the administration and the press. Stephen Colbert's attacks on George W. Bush in 2006 spring to mind.

There were so many brilliant moments in Wolf's speech, as she tore into the administration.

New York Times correspondent Peter Baker suggested comedy was not suitable for a journalism event.

But this year, many are expected to attend.

Meg Kinnard, a reporter with The Associated Press, expressed a similar concern.

Saturday night showed why it is time to put the White House Correspondents Dinner out of its misery.

Kyle Cheney of Politico said Wolf's set "undermined an otherwise meaningful night".

Screen capture from video of comedian Michelle Wolfe during the White House correspondents' dinner, April 28, 2018. What were you expecting? "Because it doesn't help what you're trying to achieve and what I think all of us are trying to achieve".

According to Talev, the association, by tradition, does not preview or censor the entertainer's remarks. And she defended Wolf for saying "what she thought was important to say".

In Michigan, Trump also directed his ire at another Democratic senator, Jon Tester of Montana, over his role in the failed nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. It has nothing to do with her looks.

"It's historic. I'm very honored that he came here", said Leonard wearing a red, white and blue stars and stripes blanket croched by his wife that she hoped to give to the president.