‘Cowards’: Comedienne Michelle Wolf Insults White House Correspondents’ Dinner for Historian Keynote Speaker

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The White House Correspondents’ Association revealed that they will not invite a comedian as the keynote speaker at next year’s annual dinner.

They will instead invite award-winning historian Ron Chernow to give a speech about the First Amendment. However, previous speaker Michelle Wolf was extremely dissatisfied with the announcement, tweeting out an insult at the association.

While they did not explain their reasoning for the switch, they did release a statement expressing their excitement over the guest.

Chernow also gave a statement, explaining his reasoning behind choosing the First Amendment to speak about.

“The White House Correspondents’ Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige. Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics. My major worry these days is that we Americans will forget who we are as a people and historians should serve as our chief custodians in preserving that rich storehouse of memory. While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry.”

The switch may be due to Wolf’s performance last year that was widely criticized for taking jabs at press secretary Sarah Sanders’ appearance and going too far with her jokes.

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The annual dinner will be held in late April 2019, but it is uncertain if President Donald Trump will attend next year’s event.

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Brent Conley
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Tim. Allen.

Madison Dibble
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I think a historian could still lay down some pretty good jokes if he tried hard and believed in himself. It seemed like Wolf missed the mark last year and she is an actual comedian. You never know what tricks he could have up his sleeve.

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