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White House correspondents’ after-parties stretch late into the night


The party didn’t stop in Washington following the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner and comedian Michelle Wolf’s controversial set.

Revelers at the NBC News and MSNBC after-party could be heard buzzing with their takes on Wolf’s performance. The “Daily Show” alum and soon-to-be Netflix host went after President Trump and several of his top aides in her scorching comedy set.

{mosads}Among those eyed braving the unseasonably chilly Saturday night temps at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington: Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.); Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas); Matt and Mercedes Schlapp; Nicolle Wallace; Andrea Mitchell; Peter Alexander; White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — who was seen smiling, despite being at the center of some of Wolf’s most pointed quips; Hallie Jackson; Kasie Hunt; Kristen Welker; Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.); Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg; Stormy Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti; Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.); Tammy Haddad; Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and chef José Andrés.

A donation was made to the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Diversity Scholarship in the name of the attendees, according to MSNBC and NBC News.

Washington also whooped it up at Playboy magazine’s inaugural WHCA dinner after-party.

A line quickly gathered outside the downtown D.C. nightclub where the event was held, with partygoers anxious to enter Playboy’s “No Tie Party.”

Inside, guests were seen mixing it up with women sporting Playboy bunny costumes, and posing for snapshots as the drinks flowed.

Those spotted at the after-party included Playboy Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards and husband Mauricio Umansky, CNN’s Brian Stelter, Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker and Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper. Grammy-winner Miguel also surprised the crowd with a performance.

The adult magazine said when it announced its first correspondents-related soiree that the shindig was to recognize the work journalists do “with a wink and nod to the culture and politics of D.C.” 

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