Trump slams White House correspondents' dinner as ‘a very big, boring bust’

Trump slams White House correspondents' dinner as ‘a very big, boring bust’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE took to Twitter early Sunday to blast the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, claiming the event was “a very big, boring bust.”

“While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work,” Trump said, referring to a rally he held instead of attending the dinner Saturday night.

The president also said that entertainer Michelle Wolf “really ‘bombed’ ” during her routine at the dinner, calling her a “so-called comedian” and saying that Fox News host Greg Gutfeld should host the event next year.

 

 

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Wolf took direct aim at the Trump administration throughout her routine at the dinner, including the president himself.

“Trump isn't here, if you haven't noticed. He's not here,” Wolf said. “And I know, I know, I would drag him here myself, but it turns out the president of the United States is the one pussy you're not allowed to grab.”

She was referring to the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, during which Trump can be heard bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent

Wolf also called Vice President Pence “a weird little guy” and criticized press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House senior adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway responds to Trump calling him a loser: 'Perfect example of the point I was making' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain Trump praised George Conway's legal skills in 2006 letter MORE.

"Kellyanne Conway has the perfect last name for what she does — Conway," Wolf said. "You guys have to stop putting Kellyanne on your shows. If you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. If a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree? I'm not suggesting she gets hurt. Just stuck. Stuck under a tree."

"I actually really like Sarah. I think she's very resourceful," Wolf said of Sanders. "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."

Trump knocked the White House Correspondents' Association dinner during the rally Saturday night.

"Is this better than that phony Washington White House correspondents' dinner? Is this more fun?" Trump asked the crowd to applause. "I could be up there smiling with these people, they hate your guts."