Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' dinner speech ignites backlash

People on both sides of the aisle are accusing the comedian of crossing the line after making controversial jokes about President Trump's inner circle. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
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Transcript for Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' dinner speech ignites backlash
And now we're gonna turn to the fallout over the annual white house correspondents' dinner the comedian who unleashed on president trump and two of his top aides is facing growing criticism this morning. Accused of going too far in her personal attacks another group that organizes the dinner has released a statement adding to the debate. This morning the annual black tie celebration of the First Amendment. Under fire. Trump is Fred it's not idea all. Most of the backlash from the white house correspondents' dinner aim at Michelle wolf the comedian accused of crossing the line. With personal shots at the president's team including the Press Secretary senator Sanders. Like dad I think she's very resort spa. But Steve Burns fat. Ending season that ans to create a big monkey act. Like maybe Steve barn event. It may be and flags. Canada and I. Will also roasted Kellyanne Conway. You and your jab. And YE. BR platforms he had nowhere to allow. It's like an old saying imagery and in the land pat Kelly and under that turning. C its parent just stuck. Yeah exiting. This morning the White House correspondents association responded to the criticism saying wolves rant doesn't reflect the group's effort in a statement the association president says the event was meant to offer and unifying message. About our common commitment to a vigorous and free press. Not to divide people and fortunately the entertainers monologue. Was not in the spirit of that mission president trump also blasted wolf Sunday night tweeting 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 for the dinner to rest start over. The president at the dinner for second consecutive year instead. He held a rally in Michigan. By the way. Is this better. That that phony Washington. White House correspond. Former communications director Anthony Easter moves he says Sanders is owed an apology what happened last night it was an atrocity and the former white house Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Call the event a disgraced. To which wolf replied. Thank you. Well wolf also set on Twitter that the jokes were not about Sanders is a parent. Only hurt despicable behavior in her words many comedians are coming to wolf this defense including Jimmy Kimmel and Kathy Griffin.

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