Michelle Wolf: After White House dinner, I 'left DC as fast as I could'
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Michelle Wolf says she was so dismayed by what she saw at the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner that she couldn’t hightail it out of Washington quickly enough following her controversial comedy routine.

“I literally just left D.C. as fast as I could,” the host of Netflix’s “The Break” told Vulture in an interview published Tuesday.

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“I saw [CNN President] Jeff Zucker hugging [White House counselor] Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!' Conway to CNN's Cuomo in heated debate: 'I'll walk away' if you continue to interrupt me On The Money: Cohen reportedly questioned over Trump dealings with Russia | Trump hails economy | Tells workers to 'start looking' if they want a better job | Internal poll shows tax law backfiring on GOP MORE, and it was just like, 'Oh! You’re all in this together! People are really getting hurt, and you guys are just celebrating your money,'” Wolf, 32, exclaimed.

“It’s all a game, nothing more than ‘How will we best profit off of this?’ It was icky,” the comedian said.

Wolf drew widespread criticism as the headliner at April’s annual journalist- and lawmaker-filled WHCA dinner for taking aim at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other Trump administration officials as part of her explicit set.

Following Wolf's remarks, The Hill announced it was pulling out of future WHCA dinners without "major reforms" to the event. 

While many entertainers and comedians came to Wolf’s defense, several prominent journalists panned the performance.

In the Vulture interview, Wolf addressed some of her more controversial jokes, like when she compared Sanders to Aunt Lydia from “The Handmaid’s Tale” and said the spokeswoman “burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye.”

Wolf’s critics said the one-liners attacked Sanders’s physical appearance.

“Before we started writing, we made a conscious decision to not make fun of any woman’s looks,” Wolf said, “because then that’s all anyone will hear. So we didn’t do it, and then it was like, oh, it’s all about the looks, but it wasn’t! It was about abilities!”

“But I guess as soon as you’re making a joke about women, it’s heard as a joke about her looks," Wolf added. "But what I’ve decided about it all is this: If you hated the Correspondents’ dinner, then you’re really going to hate the show!”