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Michelle Wolf Blasts Cable News For Creating Trump At White House Correspondents Dinner

Comedian Michelle Wolf took no prisoners at the White House Correspondents Dinner where she called out cable news for creating Trump and then profiting off of him as president.

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Wolf said, “There’s a ton of news right now issues a lot is going on and we have all of these 24 hour news networks and we could be covering everything. Instead we’re covering three topics. Every hour is trump, Russia, Hillary and a panel full of people that remind you why you don’t go home for Thanksgiving. You guys are obsessed with Trump, did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him but I think you love him. I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn’t sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric, but he has helped you. He’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your T.V. You helped create this monster and now you’re profiting off of him. If you’re going to profit off of Trump you should at least give him some money because he doesn’t have any. Trump is so broke –”

Audience: “How broke is he?”

Wolf, “He grabs pussies because he thinks there might be loose change in them. Like an immigrant brought here by a pattern who didn’t do anything wrong, I got to get the fuck out of here good night. Flint still doesn’t have clean water.”

Michelle Wolf made a lot of cable news people uncomfortable

It is the ugly truth. Cable news created Trump. MSNBC no longer gives this president wall to wall airtime, but that wasn’t the case during the campaign and in the early months of his presidency. All the cable news networks were all Trump, all of the time. They got Trump elected along with Russia, and now they are profiting off of him, along with Putin.

The guests at the White House Correspondents Dinner don’t like talking about the role they played in the election, but Michelle Wolf called them out, and they didn’t like it one bit.

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