The White House correspondents' dinner: Highlights
President Trump wasn't the only target tonight in Michelle Wolf's set at the dinner. She threw jokes — some of them X-rated — at everyone from Hillary Clinton to Anne Coulter:
- Vice President Mike Pence
- Ivanka Trump
- Eric Trump
- Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway
- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
- Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus
- Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen
- Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt
- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
- Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
- The Democrats
- Hillary Clinton
- The late Sen. Ted Kennedy
- Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Multiple CNN anchors and correspondents
- Fox News
- Former Fox host Bill O'Reilly
- MSNBC and Rachel Maddow
- Conservative pundit Anne Coulter
There wasn't a single target in the room Michelle Wolf didn't hit during her roast tonight, and that included press secretary Sarah Sanders.
"We are graced with Sarah's presence tonight. I have to say I'm a little star struck. I love you as aunt Lydia in 'The Handmaid's Tale,'" Wolf said.
"I actually really like Sarah. I think she's very resourceful. But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye," she said.
Sanders sat at the head table tonight, just a few feet away from the podium.
Here's Wolf's roast and Sanders' reaction:
Michelle Wolf is roasting President Trump about his wealth — or maybe his lack thereof.
"Mr. President, I don't think you're very rich. Like, you might be rich in Idaho, but in New York, you're doing fine."
She went on with a series of "Trump's so broke" jokes. Watch them all in the clip below:
Michelle Wolf, this year's host of the correspondents' dinner and a regular on "The Daily Show," started her set with a joke about President Trump's lawyer and the money he paid. to a porn star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with the President before his time in office.
"It's 2018, and I'm a woman so you can not shut me up. Unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000," she said.
CNN Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper and Carl Bernstein won the Merriman Smith Award for broadcast for their reporting on the dossier.
This what the judges had to say the award, according to the White House Correspondents' Association.
Awards winners also include New York Times' Maggie Haberman for her reporting on Trump, Politico's Josh Dawsey for his reporting on former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's resignation, and Reuters' Jason Szep, Peter Eisler, Tim Reid, Lisa Girion, Grant Smith and team for their 18-month long investigative piece on taser deaths.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who is retiring after this year, isn't at tonight's White House correspondents' dinner, but he did send along a video message to the scholarship winners at the event and other future journalists.
The video started with light-hearted jokes, and ended with a toast (and a Miller Lite).
President Trump skipped this year's White House correspondents' dinner. (He did last year, too.)
Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, noted that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is sitting at the head table to represent the Trump administration.
"US presidents have attended this dinner nearly every year since Calvin Coolidge's days. And that's a tradition we believe will withstand the currents of time," she said.