White House staffers and journalists slam Correspondents' dinner

Mike Huckabee responds to the ‘vicious vile’ attacks on his daughter — and he is not happy

Mike Huckabee responds to the vicious attacks on his daughter during Saturday's WHCD

Sarah Huckabee Sanders attends the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. I think she's really resourceful.

Trump's new national security adviser John Bolton - a man who has worked closely with the nation's most vile anti-Muslim bigots - also shared his outrage with Wolf's jokes on "Fox News Sunday", remarking that there was "reprehensible behavior by somebody addressing the gathering". Like maybe she's born with it, maybe it's lies.

Others panned Wolf including CNN's Jeff Zeleny who said it was "an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home". Wolf laced into the president and repeatedly brought up his comments from the "Access Hollywood" tape. Comedians performing at the events in the past drew ire, including Stephen Colbert whose performance as his famous, right-wing character at the 2006 dinner under George W. Bush's administration received criticism when some said he "bombed".

Her routine also featured jabs at the corporate news media: "There's a ton of news right now; a lot is going on, and we have all these 24-hour news networks, and we could be covering everything". I have to say I'm a little star-struck.

Historically, the annual dinner is a night where the white house press corps and the administration come together to roast the president and to acknowledge the important relationship between the White House and the Fourth Estate.

Host Michelle Wolf: "Trump, I don't think you're very rich".

Wolf didn't pay him too much mind. "And you know, you got to smile". Does anyone think this joke is amusing? You can feel as though it's not the government's business what you do with your body and how you handle your own life.

"I appreciated Sarah Sanders for joining us at the head table and her grace through the program", she added.

"I think the focus the journalists, including myself, is that this is supposed to be a celebration certainly of the work that's done", said Nakamura.

Wolf set up one last punchline that left Sanders clearly uncomfortable and without a smile on her face.

The *** response to @michelleisawolf is blowing my mind. He's helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV.

"Is this better than that phony Washington White House Correspondents' Dinner?"

"Great evening last night in Washington, Michigan", Trump tweeted.

Since then the media and elected officials (at least Democratic elected officials) have become positively incestuous in their social lives.

Talev, a senior White House correspondent at Bloomberg, danced around outright criticizing Wolf.

CNN analyst Joan Walsh compared it to Stephen Colbert's 2006 stand-up act at the dinner, when Colbert challenged then-president Bush and members of the media.

The controversy even renewed debate about the objective of the black-tie affair, where members of the press corps celebrate journalism and mingle with sources.

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