Comedian Michelle Wolf, who shunned humor as host of this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner in order to make lewd, mean-spirited, personal attacks on members of the Trump administration, lashed out at the president again on Wednesday.
After Pres. Trump expressed delight on Twitter that next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner will break from the annual tradition of having a comedian host the event, Wolf responded with a tweet of her own.
“I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist,” Wolf tweeted, in an apparent reproach of Trump for failing to severe ties with, or punish, Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.
Trump declined to attend this year’s dinner, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders did – only to have Wolf make insulting, remarks about her personal appearance.
In his tweet, Trump suggested that he might actually accept an invitation to next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, now that the event will be hosted by an author, instead of a mean-spirited entertainer.
Wolf is no stranger to make controversial political statements disguised as comedy. In July, she used her Netflix program, “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” to put on an outrageous, star-spangled “Salute to Abortion.” The skit sparked nationwide disgust, and Wolf’s show was, subsequently, cancelled.