Washington: US President Donald Trump has slammed the White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation and known as the annual dinner “a humiliation”, the media reported.
Mr Trump’s remarks got here on Sunday evening 24 hours after comic Michelle Wolf ripped into the president and his aides together with White Home Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the course of the dinner on Saturday evening which was televised stay, reviews CNN.
“The White Home Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure final yr, however this yr was a humiliation to everybody related to it,” he tweeted.
Trump’s did not name out Wolf by identify in his tweet, he solely mentioned “the filthy ‘comic’ completely bombed”.
He added that “she could not even ship her traces — very like the Seth Meyers weak efficiency.”
For the second yr in a row, Trump didn’t attend the dinner. On Saturday, he was at a marketing campaign rally in Michigan.
On Sunday evening, the affiliation issued a press release expressing remorse about Wolf’s efficiency.
“Final evening’s programme was meant to supply a unifying message about our widespread dedication to a vigorous and free press whereas honouring civility, nice reporting and scholarship winners, to not divide folks,” the Affiliation’s President Margaret Talev mentioned.
“Sadly, the entertainer’s monologue was not within the spirit of that mission.”
Fox Information’ Ed Henry, NBC Information’ Andrea Mitchell and different distinguished correspondents known as on the affiliation to apologize for essentially the most controversial parts of Wolf’s act.
Wolf opened her act with the road: “Good night, right here we’re on the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner; like a porn star says when she’s about to have intercourse with Trump, let’s get this over with.”
Wolf’s different targets included Vice President Mike Pence, White Home counsellor Kellyanne Conway and the president’s private lawyer, Michael Cohen, Politico reported.