Controversy swirls around White House Correspondent's Dinner after profane headline performance

President Donald Trump hosts a rally in Washington Township Michigan

"She's effectively speaking for the press at a very tense moment", she said.

The president, who regularly lobs sharp attacks at the news media, including individual news organizations and reporters, declined to attend the journalism awards dinner for the second consecutive year. Trump asked supporters in MI, sparking cheers.

Wolf, a stand-up performer who previously contributed to "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", is trending just ahead of the launch of he half-hour talk show premiering on Netflix next month.

Wolf stunned the crowd at Saturday night's dinner with biting jokes about President Trump and his White House, including top aides like counselor Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sarah Sanders, who attended the dinner in his stead.

Journalists have called for an apology as well including Fox News's Ed Henry, NBC's Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski.

Republicans are seeing the vile, personal commentary in the context of the WHCD a win for President Trump and his administration.

Wolf also called Mike Pence "what happens when Anderson Cooper isn't gay".

Historically, the annual dinner is a night where the white house press corps and the administration come together to roast the president and to acknowledge the important relationship between the White House and the Fourth Estate.

"We have always been known as the land of the Reagan Democrats, but right now we are known as Trump country", Miller said, drawing a roar of applause. Talev added that she did not get a preview of Wolf's jokes ahead of time.

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The comedian caused more controversy with a quip referring to her make-up: "I actually really like Sarah. So you can not shut me up unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000".

But even Trump's decision to skip the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night was familiar territory.

Others panned Wolf including CNN's Jeff Zeleny who said it was "an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home".

"We don't censor it".

Clinton later did a partial rollback, said she had been "grossly generalistic" and regretted saying the label fit "half" of Trump's supporters. Wolf kicked things off by remarking, "It's 2018 and I am a woman".

"I'm 32 years old, which is an odd age: 10 years too young to host this event, and 20 years too old for Roy Moore". Wolf's jokes were sharply pointed and met at times with awkward, uncomfortable chuckles from those in attendance (although there were laughs as well). Others sat in stony silence.

Mentioning how CNN likes to "break news", she said, "You did it".

"It is kinda insane that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russian Federation when the Hillary campaign wasn't even in contact with MI".

Wolf closed by saying, "Flint still doesn't have clean water", a reference to the MI city where lead-tainted tap water flowed into homes for 18 months before a disaster was declared in 2015.

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