Comedian Michelle Wolf performed at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington – but not all members of the audience stayed for the entire act.
“President Trump isn’t , if you haven’t noticed,” Wolf, 32, a writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” told the gathering.
Trump opted to skip Saturday night’s event – choosing instead to hold his own campaign-style rally in Michigan, one of the states that were key to Trump’s 2016 election victory.
It marked the second year in a row that Trump declined to attend the event w politicians have long hobnobbed with members of the media, as the president continues to blast “Fake news” and “Dishonest” reporters.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders attended as a representative of the Trump administration – and suffered through Wolf’s blistering critiques of her job performance, her appearance and even her Southern roots.
Unlike last year, when Trump aides declined to attend, the Trump White House had its contingent, including counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.