White House Correspondents' Dinner host Michelle Wolf taunts 'cowardly' Trump for skipping event
Michelle Wolf -- screenshot

In an interview with CBS the host of Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner called out President Donald Trump for deciding to not attend, choosing instead to hold a campaign-style rally in Michigan as counter-programming.

Noting that this is the second year in a row Trump is avoiding the annual get-together of media personalities and politicians, Michelle Wolf called the president a "coward."

"Does that make it better for you as a comedian or harder for you that the president is not there? Would you rather the president be in the room?" CBS News' Jamie Wax asked Wolf.

"I like making fun of people to their face more than anything, like, more than behind their back," Wolff replied. "It's nicer to make fun of someone when they're there."

"I think it's cowardly not to go," she said. "I think it's-- the only other person that didn't go was Reagan when he was shot. And he called in."

"I'm not trying to make some sort of bigger point or anything. I just want people to be like, 'It was really funny," she said, before adding, "I'll be really happy when it's over. It's a homework assignment."

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