Donald Trump: ‘Disaster’ WHCD Proves ‘FAKE NEWS Is Alive and Well’

Comedian Michelle Wolf attends the Celebration After the White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Netflix's The Break with Michelle Wolf on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix)
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President Donald Trump continued his criticism of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) on Twitter, suggesting the event on Saturday night proved the media are biased.

“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it,” he wrote on Monday. “This 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!”

Trump’s remarks come after Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, acknowledged that comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance was “not in the spirit” of its goal for the dinner.

“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” she wrote in a statement sent to reporters. “Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”

Trump said the dinner was “an embarrassment” to everyone involved, even suggesting the annual event be canceled altogether.

“The filthy ‘comedian’ totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance),” he wrote on Twitter. “Put Dinner to rest, or start over!”


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