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Bridging The Gap
Comedian Michelle Wolf will host this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
  Thursday 22 February, 2018
Comedian Michelle Wolf will host this year\'s White House Correspondents\' Dinner.

Comedian Michelle Wolf, known for her stand-up comedy and work on the Daily Show With Trevor Noah, will be the featured entertainer at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 28.

Wolf's hour-long HBO special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady premiered in December, and she will star in a Netflix half-hour comedy show later this year. She is also an alum of Late Night with Seth Meyers.

“Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent journalism," Margaret Talev, WHCA president and reporter at Bloomberg, said. "Her embrace of these values and her truth-to-power style make her a great friend to the WHCA. Her Pennsylvania roots, stints on Wall Street and in science and self-made, feminist edge make her the right voice now.”

The White House has not said whether Trump will attend this year's dinner, after skipping last year's. The president and first lady traditionally attend the annual event, alongside members of the press and other senior government officials.

Trump's contentious relationship with the media was a contributing factor to his absence from the correspondents' dinner last year, and his attacks on "fake news" haven't let up since then.

At last year's dinner, host and fellow Daily Show comedian Hasan Minhaj threw jabs at Trump.

“Donald Trump is liar-in-chief," Minhaj said."Remember, you guys are public enemy number one. You are his biggest enemy. Journalists, ISIS, normal-length ties.”

The White House said Trump will attend another journalism dinner, the Gridiron Club Dinner, on March 3.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/02/22/comedian-michelle-wolf-host-years-white-house-correspondents-dinner/363033002/

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