Michelle Wolf Defends Controversial Speech: 'I Wouldn't Change a Word'

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CRTV host Michelle Malkin said that Michelle Wolf's comedy routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner will inspire young women to stand up for conservative values. Trump didn't attend 2017's gathering either. Wolf also defended jokes she made about White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Vice President Mike Pence, who was not in attendance, was also the butt of some controversial barbs. I have to say I'm a little star-struck.

Whether you think Wolf's punchlines were hilarious or cringeworthy probably depends on your opinion of the president, but many members of the audience reacted with restraint or silence - unusual for a parody created to push the boundaries of taste and political correctness. I think in general when I talk about women, like in my special when I talked about Hillary [Clinton], I called Hillary a b****, which you later find out is a compliment. Like, what's Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? I knew what I was doing going in. Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders?

Sean Spicer, who preceded Sanders at the White House lectern, tweeted after dinner that the night "was a disgrace". "I'm very happy with what I said, and I'm glad I stuck to my guns", Wolf said in an interview set to air Tuesday.

After the show critics said that Wolf had gone too far, but defenders praised her for lambasting the mendacity of the Trump administration.

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"They hate Sarah Huckabee Sanders because she represents every aspect of American womanhood that we admire: intelligence, grace, empowerment, patriotism, and beauty", tweeted veteran actor James Woods. Like, she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a flawless smoky eye.

Plugging Wolf's upcoming Netflix show, Meyers promised the comedian wouldn't "waste any time trying to decide when it is or isn't proper to make fun of people in power who lie to us on a daily basis".

President Donald Trump skipped the dinner for the second year in a row, but some members of administration were present to take jabs from Wolf. "First of all she doesn't need anyone to defend her", he said.

"Stop acting like you're surprised", he continued. If you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. "We're not so different, he and I. We get it". Several celebrities, however, thought asking for an "I'm sorry" was rich considering what Trump has done and said in the past - and they rehashed on Twitter what they deemed as hypocrisy.