The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 29, 2018
Sincere and heartfelt THANKS to @maggieNYT for having guts to publicly denounce the vicious vile attack on @PressSec at WHCD. @PressSec handled it professionally but I pray her kids never see that. I pray more they never bully another person like that. https://t.co/UeJEaXTt8T— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 29, 2018
The White House Correspondents’ Association has joined in on the criticism of comedian Michelle Wolf — releasing a statement on Sunday, denouncing her routine.
“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” said WHCA President Margaret Talev.
“Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”