In case you missed it, the left-leaning media handed Donald Trump a massive victory on Saturday by playing right into his hands at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. For the second time, Trump passed on attending the media self-love-fest, instead opting to hold an anti-elitists counter-event with the people in another Washington — the one in Michigan, where Hillary Clinton didn't bother to visit much before losing the state in 2016.
At the WHCD Saturday, "Daily Show" alumnus Michelle Wolf ignored the standard advice of "singe, don't burn" in what many at the event described as an "embarrassing" display of vulgarity and virulent partisanship. The result was a whole lot of "p***y" references, a brutal abortion joke, a line about statutory rape, and tasteless/ruthless jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance and being a white female version of Uncle Tom, while Sanders sat there with class and took it.
The performance crossed the line so egregiously that the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Margaret Talev, promptly got herself on record thoroughly condemning Wolf, though Talev admits that she herself chose Wolf to speak at the event.
But while both sides of the aisle shared a moment of unity in condemning Wolf, at least publicly, the equally virulently partisan comedian-turned-conscience of the nation Jimmy Kimmel thought Wolf totally nailed it and that "the media" was being unfair.
"Dear 'the media' - @michelleisawolf was FUNNY. Hire a juggler next year," wrote the always snarky Kimmel.
The response online was swift and strong, and often far "FUNNIER" than Wolf or Kimmel. Here are some examples (h/t Twitchy):
While a majority of followers wrote something similar, some agreed with Kimmel that Wolf was "funny" and argued with critics about how much people were laughing and whether or not a fetus is a baby.
Trump hasn't bothered to respond to Kimmel; however, he did take to Twitter to weigh in on the event he wisely chose not to attend — and which, after this weekend, might come to an abrupt end.
"The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it," he wrote. "This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for. FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!"
Donald Trump Jr., who has officially surpassed his father in Twitter-trolling, also responded: