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WHCA Gets Panned For Statement Lamenting Michelle Wolf’s Speech: ‘Such Wimps’

Margaret Talev, the White House Correspondents’ Association president, released a statement Sunday night in which she declared comedian Michelle Wolf’s monologue was “not in the spirit” of the mission of the dinner.

Wolf’s monologue, in which she brutally roasted Sarah Huckabee Sanders for her dishonesty, as the White House press secretary sat frozen just feet away on the dais, was widely condemned by many journalists in the room in its aftermath.

“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,” Talev said in the statement.

“Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”

But Talev’s statement, in which she lamented the comedian’s routine, itself received a rebuke from many on Twitter who saw it as a capitulation to the feigned outrage of President Donald Trumpwho labeled Wolf a “filthy comedian” — and his allies.

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