The comic made it clear she was taking responsibility for the decision due to her widely-criticized speech earlier this year. “The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder,” she tweeted.
The White House Correspondents dinner won’t have a comedian as keynote speaker this coming year.
And Michelle Wolf is calling the White House Correspondents’ Association "cowards" for their decision.
If you’ve already forgotten, Wolf was one of the most controversial comedians to ever speak at the annual dinner, after she savagely roasted Sarah Huckabee Sanders this past April.
However, the comic made it clear she was taking responsibility for the decision due to her widely-criticized speech. "The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder," she tweeted.
The WHCA, who typically choose a well-known comedian to roast both politicians and members of the media, have this year chosen author and historian Ron Chernow — his biggest claim to mainstream fame is his 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton, which later served as inspiration for Broadway hit "Hamilton." He will deliver his speech at the annual event April 27.
Previous keynote speakers have included Richard Pryor, Stephen Colbert, and Hasan Minhaj.
Earlier this year Wolf caught heat for what proved to be one of the more controversial Correspondents dinner sets in recent memory, with everyone on the right and people across the media upset with her commentary. In particular, Wolf got a lot of grief for some of her jokes about Sanders.
At one point, she said, "I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye." Many critics took this as an insult on Sanders’ appearance — Wolf has since insisted it was not.
President Donald Trump has yet to attend a WHCD since entering office.
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