Trump might finally attend the WHCA dinner, but Michelle Wolf hit back with the best reason why

Trump might finally attend the WHCA dinner, but Michelle Wolf hit back with the best reason why

Trump excoriated by Michelle Wolf after presidents taunts over White House Correspondents Dinner

President praises decision by organisers to replace comedians with historians after Michelle Wolf took aim at him last year

The president said on Twitter that it was good first step of a dying evening and tradition that the change had been made. It comes after comedian Michelle Wolf angered Trump administration officials with a blistering routine last year.

Trump, in a tweet Tuesday night, wrote, "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?"

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, Trump wrote in a Twitter post. Maybe I will go?

The role of the host is typically to roast the president and members of the media, with the jokes sometimes taking shots at the most powerful person in the world. But many critics felt Wolf took it too far last year when she launched attacks on President Trump and members of his administration.

Trump Hints He Will Likely Attend White House Correspondents Dinner

Read more Trump has repeatedly derided some media organisations as fake news and the enemy of the people, and who has refused to attend the dinner during his first two years in office.

Trump hints at attending next years White House Correspondents Dinner, takes swipe at former host

On Monday, the White House Correspondents Association said Ron Chernow, who has written biographies of presidents George Washington and Ulysses Grant and founding father Alexander Hamilton, had been asked to speak on freedom of the press at the black-tie affair in April.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested that he might attend next year's White House Correspondents' Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian.

The decision breaks with the associations long-standing tradition of having a comic roast the president and the press at the dinner.

Wolfs performance was not the first time comics at the dinner have riled their targets. Stephen Colbert, Wanda Sykes and Seth Meyers have spoken at the dinner and also had their detractors.

If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.

Trump arrives at winter White House for Thanksgiving

Although the dinner has become a high-profile event on Washingtons social calendar, it is primarily a fund-raiser to earn money for college journalism scholarships, journalism awards and to pay for other programs sponsored by the WHCA, which represents journalists covering the White House.

Michelle Wolf broke the White House Correspondents Dinner and shes calling them out for it.

US President Donald Trump has shunned the White House Correspondents Dinner since taking office. (File)

US President Donald Trump hinted Tuesday he may attend the next White House Correspondents Dinner — an event he has shunned since taking office — as no comedian is on the program.

Several secret service cars were parked out front of Mar-a-Lago and security is expected to get even tighter the closer we get to arrival time.

Video: Comedians Weigh In On Comedy In The Age Of Trump

“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 tweeted.

The first family is expected to arrive in West Palm Beach Tuesday evening to celebrate Thanksgiving at their home away from home, Mar-a-Lago.

Wolf delivered a controversial star turn this year, mercilessly sending up White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, who was seated on the dais with her.

The holiday also marks the unofficial start of season and that means we can expect to see a lot more of President Trump around town.

The day after Wolfs searing monologue, the then president of the White House Correspondents Association, Margaret Talev, said the comedians efforts were “not in the spirit of the mission” of celebrating a free press and “honoring civility.”

Said Chernow in a statement: The White House Correspondents Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige. Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics. My major worry these days is that we Americans will forget who we are as a people and historians should serve as our chief custodians in preserving that rich storehouse of memory. 

And the April 27, 2019 event will break with the tradition of featuring a comedian, with the guest speech coming from historian and biographer Ron Chernow, who is best known for his biographies of Alexander Hamilton and two former US presidents.

The annual gala dates back to 1921, and from 1980 until 2017, presidents from both parties had attended, except for 1981, when president Ronald Reagan was recovering from being shot.

Video: President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County

Presidents usually give a speech filled with self-deprecating comments and jabs at the press, after a comedian has taken aim at the commander-in-chief.

Chernow also served as a historical consultant for the play. Whether or not well be surprised by a rapping Alexander Hamilton goes unmentioned. However, Chernow insists, While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson wont be dry.” 

2019 White House Correspondents Dinner: No Comics Allowed!

While Trump has not gone to the event since taking office, he did attend as a guest in 2011, when he was subjected to a blistering roast by then-president Barack Obama, who mocked the reality TV star for peddling the conspiracy theory that the Hawaii-born leader lacked a valid US birth certificate.

More news:

Police forced to watch dad, 39, drown after inspector ordered officers not to rescue him from river
Police forced to watch dad, 39, drown after inspector ordered officers not to rescue him from river
Gangland feud led to double murder of underworld Mr Big Paul Massey and mob fixer John Kinsella
Gangland feud led to double murder of underworld Mr Big Paul Massey and mob fixer John Kinsella
Met Office issues DANGER TO LIFE weather warning ahead of Storm Diana hitting UK tomorrow
Met Office issues DANGER TO LIFE weather warning ahead of Storm Diana hitting UK tomorrow
Climate change to make UK summers more than 5C hotter by 2070, Met Office warns
Climate change to make UK summers more than 5C hotter by 2070, Met Office warns
Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri is WRONG to do that – big change SLAMMED on live TV
Chelsea news: Maurizio Sarri is WRONG to do that – big change SLAMMED on live TV
Special constable and his Hungarian wife flew woman into the UK to work as prostitutes
Special constable and his Hungarian wife flew woman into the UK to work as prostitutes
Turn around, go back home: Trump defends use of teargas on migrants
Turn around, go back home: Trump defends use of teargas on migrants
How a photographer captured the image of a migrant mother and her children fleeing tear gas
How a photographer captured the image of a migrant mother and her children fleeing tear gas
Donald Trump: Theresa Mays Brexit deal could harm UK trade with US
Donald Trump: Theresa Mays Brexit deal could harm UK trade with US
Police told not to enter river to rescue drowning man because they werent trained, inquest hears
Police told not to enter river to rescue drowning man because they werent trained, inquest hears
Trump-Xi G-20 meeting offers best chance in months to defuse US-China trade fight
Trump-Xi G-20 meeting offers best chance in months to defuse US-China trade fight
Prostitutes flown in by special constable and wife for sex work at upmarket London flats, court told
Prostitutes flown in by special constable and wife for sex work at upmarket London flats, court told