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Comedienne Who Called Trump a Nazi Says He 'Doesn't Have a Big Enough Spine' to Attend Correspondents' Dinner

In this March 24, 2018 file photo, Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

The person who refers to herself as a “comedian,” Michelle Wolf, criticized Donald Trump for not attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, saying he “doesn’t have a big enough spine” to show up.

The annual event draws luminaries from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Washington and is one of the hottest tickets in town every year.

But last year, Wolf’s over-the-top, mean, vicious monologue directed against the president made even liberals uncomfortable.

Fox News:

Wolf, 33, told Variety during the Power of Women NY event Friday, that Trump is probably not attending the April 27 press dinner because “can’t handle being made fun of.”

Oh, really? This is Wolf’s idea of “making fun” of the president from her remarks last year:

Here we are the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, “Let’s get this over with.” Yep, kiddos this is who you’re getting tonight.

[…]

Trump is so broke Southwest used him as one of their engines. I know, it’s so soon. It’s so soon for that joke. Why did she tell it? It’s so soon.

Trump is so broke he had to borrow money from the Russians and now he’s compromised and susceptible to blackmail and possibly responsible for the collapse of the Republic. Yay, it’s a fun game!

[…]

Trump is a racist though. He loves white nationalists, which is a weird term for a Nazi. Calling a Nazi a white nationalist is like calling a pedophile a kid friend, or Harvey Weinstein a ladies’ man — which isn’t really fair, he also likes plants.

[…]

Republicans are easy to make fun of, you know, it’s like shooting fish in a Chris Christie. But I also want to make fun of Democrats. Democrats are harder to make fun of because you guys don’t do anything. People think you might flip the House and Senate this November, but you guys always find a way to mess it up. You’re somehow going to lose by 12 points to a guy named Jeff Pedophile Nazi Doctor. Oh, he’s a doctor?

At the time, the New York Times asked: “Did Michelle Wolf kill the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?” And this woman has the gall to call out Trump because he can’t take a joke?

When asked if she thinks Trump should attend the event, which is a fundraiser for college scholarship where politicians, journalists and celebrities mix, Wolf said he should ‘man up.’

“I think he doesn’t have a big enough spine to attend,” she told Variety. “If a president can’t take someone making fun of them, I don’t really care about them.”

The “jokes” told by most comedians today are sexually explicit, mean, spiteful, and insulting. To get a laugh, comedians use obscenities. While it still takes some talent to understand timing and inflection, the material just isn’t amusing in the slightest.

And political humor is the worst. Wolf thinks calling Republicans and Trump “Nazis” and “racists” is funny. I think it’s appalling. It’s made worse by the arrogant assumption that positions on issues like abortion and gay marriage don’t have two sides and that one side can be ridiculed.

Trump is right not to attend this obscenity of an event. Not because he’s going to be “made fun of,” but because encouraging the viciousness and mean-spirited commentary only hands his enemies more ammunition.