Late Tuesday night via Twitter, President Trump indicated he may attend the 2019 White House Correspondents’ dinner.
According to the Huffington Post, Trump revived his rivalry with Michelle Wolf in light of the White House Correspondents’ Association’s decision to break with tradition and feature author Ron Chernow instead of a comedian for its upcoming annual dinner.
“So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night, teasing that he may go as a result.
“Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition,” he added.
Last April Wolf was the “top speaker” at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. During her act she berated top administration officials, including White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who were both in attendance.
So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that this year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian. Good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition! Maybe I will go?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2018
Roughly a half hour later, Wolf fired back back tweeting to the president, “I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist,” adding the slogan #BeBest seemingly providing additional mockery directed towards the first lady’s anti bullying campaign.
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) November 21, 2018
Wolf called the correspondences’ association “cowards” over their decision.
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) November 19, 2018
Following last years dinner, Trump called Wolf “filthy” and labeled the night “an embarrassment to everyone associated with it.”
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy “comedian” totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
The White House Correspondents’ Association further distanced itself from Wolf’s performance saying it was not “unifying” and “not in the spirit” of the group’s mission.
— WHCA (@whca) April 30, 2018
Below is just one clip of the many brutal and personal attacks Wolf levied toward Sarah Huckabee Sanders and administration officials.
Following last years performance in an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Wolf defended her attacks saying, “I wouldn’t change a single word that I said. I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.”
Since her performance Wolf has continued her vocal attacks on the administration suggesting that her words were from the heart, rather than a drawn up performance.
Do you think the White House Correspondents’ Association made a good decision selecting author Ron Chernow to headline the 2019 event?