Ex-GOP lawmaker: If WHCA apologizes to Sanders, Trump must apologize too
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Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said Sunday that if the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) apologizes for jokes made about administration officials, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE must also apologize for his personal attacks.

“Bullshit. Then Trump must apologize to everyone he's taken an ugly, personal attack at these past few years,” Walsh tweeted.

“There's very little dignity on either side right now. We're divided. It's gonna get worse. It's as it should be. Grow up,” he continued.

 

 

 

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Trump has regularly attacked others since the campaign trail. He was widely criticized for mocking a disabled reporter in 2015, but denied that he knew the reporter.

Walsh was responding to a segment on Fox News in which network reporter Ed Henry called for the WHCA to apologize to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for jokes made about her by comedian Michelle Wolf at the annual correspondents' dinner.

Wolf has faced backlash for her jokes about Sanders at the dinner, and some have called for the WHCA to apologize.

"We are graced with Sarah's presence tonight," Wolf said. "Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited. I'm not really sure what we're going to get, you know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. It's shirts and skins, and this time don't be such a little bitch, Jim Acosta."

"I actually really like Sarah. I think she's very resourceful," she continued. "But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies."

WHCA President Margaret Talev said Sunday that some of Wolf's jokes made her "uncomfortable," but noted that Wolf had a right to do so under the First Amendment, which the dinner honors.