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Michelle Wolf's vulgar anti-Trump jokes draw intense criticism

White House Correspondent Board members Oliver Knox and Johathan Kark speak with Sarah Huckabee Sanders
White House Correspondent Board members Oliver Knox and Johathan Karl speak with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage via Getty Images

Comedian Michelle Wolf's roast of President Trump and his aides at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday night has drawn sharp criticism from prominent journalists and political figures in Washington who say some of the jokes were off-color personal attacks that crossed the line.

The bottom line: The purpose of the dinner is to celebrate the accomplishments of journalists and the importance of the First Amendment. Those who are critical of Wolf's roast argue that her remarks have only widened the gap between the media and those who distrust it.