President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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.
While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust...the so-called comedian really “bombed.” @greggutfeld should host next year! @PeteHegseth— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2018
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 ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests 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."