Michelle Wolf, the comedian who hosted last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, mocked President Trump, who announced that he will not be attending the event for the third year in a row.
“I hope it's not because he has windmill cancer,” Wolf tweeted Saturday, making reference to Trump’s recent attacks on wind energy, like asserting that the noise from wind-power turbines “causes cancer.”
Wolf hosted the 2018 fundraising dinner, during which she took jabs at the media and members of the Trump administration, calling press secretary Sarah Sanders and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway liars. She also drew criticism from the White House Correspondents' Association for her biting remarks.
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Comedian Michelle Wolf entertains guests at the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner at The Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The 104th WHCA raises money for scholarships and honors the recipients of the organization's journalism awards. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Host Michelle Wolf attends the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Comedian Michelle Wolf attends the Celebration After the White House Correspondents' Dinner hosted by Netflix's The Break with Michelle Wolf on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, April 16 included Rob Lowe ('Super Troopers 2'), Michelle Wolf (Host of this year's White House Correspondents Dinner), and musical guest Jorja Smith. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11: Michelle Wolf attend Stand Up For A Cause Johnny Mac Tennis Project Comedy Night at Carolines On Broadway on April 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Michelle Wolf attends the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity at The Hollywood Palladium on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 616 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Seth Meyers and comedian Michelle Wolf during the 'Bad Sponsors' sketc on November 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV Personality Michelle Wolf arrives for the HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception held at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 21: Comedian Michelle Wolf performs onstage during the Moontower Comedy Festival at The Paramount Theatre on April 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
WANTAGH, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Comedian Michelle Wolf performs onstage during Oddball Comedy Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on September 10, 2016 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Michelle Wolf attends Comedy Central's New York Comedy Festival Kick-Off Party Celebration on November 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Comedian/TV personality Michelle Wolf attends the 2016 Gilda Radner Award For Innovation In Comedy at Caroline's On Broadway on July 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: (L-R) Michelle Wolf, Josh Charles, Cecily Strong, Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller, Leslie Jones, Bill Murray, and Oz Pearlman pose backstage as Hilarity for Charity presents HFC NYC at Highline Ballroom on June 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Comedian Michelle Wolf attends Seth and Lauren Rogen's Hilarity for Charity Comes to New York at Highline Ballroom on June 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Comedian Michelle Wolf attends The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up in the Park in Central Park on June 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Michelle Wolf and Seth Meyers attend the Museum of the Moving Image honoring Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Seth Meyers at St. Regis Hotel on June 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Comedian Michelle Wolf performs onstage during Vulture Festival presents Sarah Silverman & Friends at BAM on May 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 357 -- Pictured: Comedian Michelle Wolf performs on April 14, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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"Every time Sarah steps up to the podium,” Wolf said during her roast of Sanders, “I get excited because I'm not really sure what we're going to get: you know, a press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams.”
"I actually really like Sarah,” Wolf went on to say. “I think she's very resourceful. Like, she burns facts, and then she uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Like, maybe she's born with it; maybe it's lies. It's probably lies," Wolf said.
Wolf moved on to Conway, saying the president's aide "has the perfect last name for what she does: Con-way."
"You guys have got to stop putting Kellyanne on your shows,” she said. “All she does is lie. If you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. It's like that old saying: If a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree? I'm not suggesting she gets hurt; just stuck. Stuck under a tree."
Wolf’s controversial set is what some consider the reason this year’s dinner is breaking tradition, booking for its keynote speaker a historian, Ron Chernow, instead of a comedian.
Trump told reporters Friday that instead of attending the annual black-tie dinner on April 27, he plans to hold a rally.
“The dinner is so boring and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally instead,” said the president. “The correspondents' dinner is too negative. I like positive things.”
Trump hasn’t announced the location for his rally, which he said is going to be a “big one,” but the White House Correspondents' Dinner will take place at the Washington Hilton in D.C.
Responding to his plans to skip the dinner, Wolf, at a Power of Women event in New York City, said: “I think it's for the best probably."
"He doesn't have a big enough spine to attend," she added. "A person who can't take someone making fun of them, I don't really care about."