Last Saturday was the night of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
The event became a complete disaster when Michelle Wolf took the stage to harass the press corp and ridicule Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
And one anti-Trump actor just chimed in on it with absurd comments.
Michelle Wolf was largely an unknown comedian before Saturday night.
She was a writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers for a few years, then was staffed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah for a couple years as well.
But she made a name for herself on Saturday night with her ad-hominem“jokes” against White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in beating up the entire press corp for being complicit in the “lies” of the Trump administration.
It was met with immense backlash from everyone including President Trump, who was unable to attend due to a rally in Michigan, but he tweeted:
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy “comedian” totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
Wolf’s jokes were so crass that even the liberal media was offended.
But then Trump-hating actor, Robert De Niro, put in his two cents on Wolf’s monologue.
“Actor Robert De Niro railed against White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying the “bullies” and “liars” in President Donald Trump’s administration deserved the vile jokes comedian Michelle Wolf hurled at them on Sunday during the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner.
“There was a lot of truth in Michelle Wolf’s jokes and the bullies and the liars are still intimidated by the strength and the truth.
Where we run into trouble is when we allow the bullies and liars to dictate the conversation,” De Niro told the audience on Monday at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York.
The Taxi Driver star shamed the WHCA after its president, Margaret Talev, Wolf’s performance, in which she viciously mocked Sanders’ looks and told a series of obscene jokes, was “not in the spirit” of the organization’s goal for the dinner.
“Shame on them!” De Niro said of the WHCA. “Stand up and strap on your balls and deal. It was the only time that I ever had any sympathy or empathy for Sarah [Huckabee] Sanders.
They cut to her and all of a sudden she looked like she was hurt. I said, ‘Geez, maybe she’s a real human being.’”
The Oscar-winner also took direct shots at Sanders, questioning how she’ll bring herself to explain to her children how she “justified” protecting President Trump.
“I thought she’s got two or three kids. What is she going to tell her kids in 10 years about how she represented or protected Donald Trump?” the actor asked.
“How is that going to come through? I don’t know. How could she justify, rationalize her behavior? What does it take to just walk away from that situation?”
On Tuesday, James Finkelstein, chairman of the news outlet the Hill, announced that his news organization would no longer participate in the (WHCA) dinner.
De Niro, of course, has long-derided President Trump. Last month, the 74-year-old said, “America is being run by a madman who wouldn’t recognize the truth if it came inside a bucket of his beloved Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken.”
It wouldn’t surprise anybody if the WHCD is officially dead going forward.