Michelle Wolf says she wouldn’t change a word of her White House Correspondents’ speech, and her former boss, Seth Meyers, agrees that she shouldn’t.
Meyers defended Wolf at length on Monday Night’s episode of “Late Night.” Noting Donald Trump’s condemned her as “filthy,” Meyers said, “the filthy comedian you mention is Michelle Wolf, and she used to work here. Now Michelle Wolf doesn’t need anyone to defend her, but she is our friend. So just know that when you call her ‘filthy,’ you are right.”
“She. Is. Filthy. And she is mean, which is what we love about her. Because those are wonderful qualities for comedians, and terrible qualities for free world leaders,” Meyers added.
Meyers then turned to the reaction from members of the White House Correspondents Association, which has been largely negative. “Now, Trump was gonna be upset with Michelle no matter what, but at least the press knew what they were getting, right?”
Meyers noted that when Wolf was announced as the host of this year’s event, the president of the WHCA praised Wolf for embodying the values of the organization, and called her a “great friend.” However, after the backlash, the WHCA president apologized and said Wolf didn’t embody the spirit of the organization’s mission.
“You hired her,” Meyers said. “That’s like a parent sending an email saying ‘yesterday’s birthday was meant to celebrate Kevin turning six years old. Unfortunately the stripper’s dance routine was not in the spirit of the party.'”
Meyers then plugged Wolf’s upcoming Netflix talk show “The Break.”
“She isn’t going to waste time trying to decide when it is or isn’t proper to make fun of people in power who lie to us on a daily basis,” Meyers said.
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