'Straight-Up Horrible': TV Comedy Writer Rips WHCD Routine
Comedy writer Michael Loftus ripped Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner routine, calling it "straight-up horrible" and saying Wolf's words were meant "to hurt people's feelings."
Wolf took jabs at President Trump during her routine and also mocked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Loftus, who is a writer for the CBS series "Kevin Can Wait," said that the political "roasting" at the event has gone too far.
"It's the personal attacks, it's vicious, it's not fun, it's not funny. ... Who blames Trump for not going? I don't," he said.
"It's like being invited to a restaurant where you know you're going to get food poisoning," Loftus said.
Wolf drew groans from the crowd as she commented on Sanders' appearance and Southern roots.
The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 29, 2018
Loftus said that the dinner showed a growing issue with political comedy, adding that he agrees with actor Rob Schneider's recent comments saying that the political jokes on "Saturday Night Live" are becoming predictable and totally against the president.
"There's zero surprise," he said.
He added that Wolf was not trying to entertain on Saturday, but rather "have an agenda."