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Comedian
Michelle Wolf hit back at President Donald Trump’s criticism of
her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner earlier
this year.

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  • Comedian Michelle Wolf responded to
    President Donald Trump’s criticism of her with a jibe
    about his response to the killing of journalist Jamal
    Khashoggi.
  • Trump pummeled her performance at last year’s White
    House Correspondents’ Dinner as he welcomed the news that a
    comedian would not perform at the next event, ending a
    decades-long tradition.
  • Trump said the convention ended because “Michelle Wolf
    bombed so badly last year.”
  • In response, Wolf mocked the president for appearing to
    side with Saudi Arabia over US intelligence over Khashoggi’s
    death: “I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a
    journalist.”

Comedian Michelle Wolf responded to President Donald Trump
after he criticized her performance at last year’s White
House Correspondents’ Dinner with a jibe about his response to
the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump celebrated the end of a decades-long tradition of having a
comedian headline the event by saying that the convention was
ended because “Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year.”

In response, Wolf wrote: “I bet you’d be on my side if I had
killed a journalist. #BeBest,” appearing to use the slogan for
First Lady Melania Trump’s
anti-bullying campaign
.

Wolf was raising Trump’s response to the killing of
Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who lived in the US and wrote
for The Washington Post, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
last month.

Trump stood
with Saudi Arabia
even as the CIA reportedly concluded
with “high
confidence”
 that the killing was ordered by Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman.

Trump on Tuesday refused to blame Crown Prince Mohammed for
the death, saying:

“Our intelligence agencies
continue to assess all information, but it could very well be
that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe
he did and maybe he didn’t!”


Top GOP allies have criticized
him in response.


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Michelle Wolf
Wolf
elicited a mixed response from her performance as host at this
year’s dinner, which featured jokes about White House press
secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ appearance. Here she celebrates
after the dinner in April.

Tasos
Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix


Instead of a comedian, biographer Ron Chernow will
headline the next correspondents’ dinner
. He wrote
the book on Alexander Hamilton that was adapted into the
musical “Hamilton.”

Trump said in response that he may go to the event, which
he has shunned since taking office. “Good first step in comeback
of a dying evening and tradition!” he
tweeted on Tuesday
. “Maybe I will go?”

Wolf, however, responded to the news that a
comedian 

would not be performing on Twitter by
calling the White House Correspondents’ Association — the
organization of journalists that cover the White House —
“cowards.”

“The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder,” she
wrote.

Wolf’s performance
last year
, which included jokes on White House Press
Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ appearance, elicited mixed
reactions.

Some
journalists
and the
White House Correspondents’ Association
itself
 criticized her performance, while others
applauded the biting humor and defended free speech.

The next White House Correspondents’ Dinner will take place
on April 27, 2019.


Read More:


Michelle Wolf’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’
Association Dinner elicited mixed reactions across media and
politics


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