Comedian Michelle Wolf hit back hard on Wednesday morning after President Donald Trump criticized her performance at last year's WHCA dinner.

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Michelle Wolf’s response to Trump’s new criticism is dark as hell

Twitter loved the comeback.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Nov 21, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 1:10 am CDT

Comedian Michelle Wolf pushed back against President Donald Trump after he criticized her performance at the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) last year, in a tweet where he said he may attend the function after skipping it repeatedly.

On Tuesday evening Trump tweeted about the WHCA dinner, commenting on how the organization decided to have a biographer be the keynote speaker instead of a comedian.

Wolf’s performance last year was divisive. The jokes ruffled some feathers among some politicians and political journalists, while other people found the performance quite funny.

The change away from a comedian seemed to intrigue the president.

“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?” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Wolf decided to tweet back at Trump—who has criticized the comedian in the past for her WHCA jokes.

“I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist. #BeBest,” she wrote on Twitter.

Wolff’s tweet clearly was referencing the statement the president released on Tuesday backing Saudia Arabia despite its killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The dunk by Wolf also poked fun at First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign that, in part, focuses on cyberbullying–an irony many have frequently pointed out given the president’s Twitter habits.

People online were all about Wolf’s ripping of the president.

To be fair, the president should have expected a comeback like this.


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*First Published: Nov 21, 2018, 8:16 am CST