It's quite hard to write about the White House Correspondents Association dinner when you think the worst kind of journalism is about journalists' reaction to a party thrown for journalists to honor journalists (and raise money).
"She is to some extent being criticized because we don't expect a woman to be that harsh", Branum said. There were even whispers about a revolt against the Correspondents' Association by news organizations displeased by the night's events.
Last year, Savage claimed that he spent "over an hour" speaking with Trump in a visit to the president's Mar-a-Lago resort. On Monday he said the dinner was "a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for". "FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!"
Former press secretary Sean Spicer implied that her performance was a "total disgrace" (to which Wolf tweeted "Thank you!"). She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a flawless smoky eye.
Celebrities, fellow comedians and a number of journalists have defended Wolf, explaining that she did what she was hired to do in roasting the current administration.
"Michelle did exactly what she should do, which was she upset everybody", said Anthony Atamanuik, a Trump impersonator who hosts the Trump-themed "The President Show" on Comedy Central.
Regarding the level of controversy following her words Wolf added, "I knew what I was doing going in". Both times the dinner has been held during his presidency, Trump has bowed out, instead holding campaign-style rallies in battleground states he won in 2016; last year Trump went to Pennsylvania, and this year, he rallied in Washington Township, Michigan. A "First Amendment" lapel pin was at each table setting.
"Why are you guys making this about Sarah's looks?" she said in one tweet.
As he did a year ago, Trump flew to a Republican-friendly district to rally supporters in an attempt to counter the dinner. "I'd walk around and look at little white children and I'd shake my head and I'd say, 'If this doesn't stop, these children will be slaves in their own nation'". "I'm not trying to make some bigger point".
"I know as much as some of you might want me to, it's 2018 and I'm a woman, so you can not shut me up - unless you have Michel Cohen wire me $130,000".