Trump pans Michelle Wolf, White House Correspondents Dinner he skipped: 'Big, boring bust'

President Donald Trump may have skipped Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner — but that didn’t stop him from panning the annual gathering of journalists as a “big, boring bust.”

POTUS, who led a campaign-style rally in Washington, Mich., also slagged show host and “Daily Show” alum Michelle Wolf in a Sunday-morning tweet as a “so-called comedian” who “really ‘bombed.'”

Wolf, the host of an upcoming weekly Netflix series, skewered both the media and the Trump administration in her 20-minute routine, even ripping into White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — who was sitting on the dais just feet away.

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Comedian Michelle Wolf performs at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
(L-R) CNN's Jake Tapper, Evan Perez and Jim Sciutto accept the Merriman Smith Award from ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is seen at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault arrives on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018-- Pictured: Jacob Soboroff, Jordan Klepper, Baratunde Thurston -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018-- Pictured: Kristen Welker, Hallie Jackson -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018-- Pictured: Michael Avenatti, Kathy Griffin -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018-- Pictured: Diana Blagman, Preet Bharara -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Lou Wallach, Michelle Wolf and Brandon Riegg attend 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)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Pictured: Ali Velshi, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Ruhle -- (Photo by: Graeme Jennings/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018-- Pictured: Noah Oppenheim, David Cohen -- (Photo by: Paul Morigi/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Sellers, Nicolle Wallace, Noah Oppenheim, Stephanie Ruhle -- (Photo by: Graeme Jennings/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC News & MSNBC White House Correspondents? Dinner After Party On the grounds of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C. - Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Pictured: Sen. Chris Coons, David Hogg-- (Photo by: Graeme Jennings/NBC News/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Bela Bajaria, Michelle Wolf and Robbie Praw attend 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)
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)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Stewart Scott, Margret Talev and Ted Johnson attend 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)
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)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is seen at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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“I have to admit I’m a little starstruck,” Wolf said in her remarks. “Sarah, I love you as Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.'”

She didn’t stop there. “Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited, because I’m not really sure what we’re gonna get,” she said. “You know, a press briefing, a bunch of lies, or divided into softball teams.”

At another point, she said of Sanders, “What’s ‘Uncle Tom’ but for white women who disappoint other white women?”

For the second straight year, Trump skipped the annual event, a charitable dinner to celebrate journalists and the First Amendment that most presidents have attended in the last few decades.

But Wolf did not stint on her criticism of the president. The show opened with a satirical animated sketch by Stephen Colbert before Wolf began her monologue with an opening shot: “Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, let’s get this over with.”

She continued her verbal assault. “I know as much as some of you might want me to, it’s 2018 and I’m a woman so you cannot shut me up…unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000. Michael, you can find me on Venmo under my porn star name, Reince Priebus,” she joked.

Wolf also needled members of the media in the room. “You guys love breaking news, and you did it, you broke it,” she said of CNN. “The most useful information on CNN is when Anthony Bourdain tells me where to eat noodles.”

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