White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA)

Michelle Wolf doubles down: Sarah Sanders has an "ugly personality"

Comic Michelle Wolf addressed her White House Correspondent's Dinner controversy in the premiere of her new Netflix show, "The Break with Michelle Wolf," on Sunday.

Quote"For the record, that was not a looks-based joke, that was about her ugly personality... She has the Mario Batali of personalities."
— Michelle Wolf on her Sarah Sanders jokes

Wolf's joke that targeted Sanders: "she burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye."

Trump declares Correspondents’ Dinner “DEAD as we know it”

Following a controversial Correspondents' Dinner performance by The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf that prompted criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike, the president tweeted Monday morning calling the dinner "a total disaster and an embarrassment."

Why it matters: Since the dinner, rumblings of a debate whether to end the dinner as we know it have spiraled around Washington, and Trump, who skipped the dinner for the second year in a row, could spearhead that fight.