By Alisha Haridasani
Michelle Wolf will be a strong host for this year’s White House Correspondents dinner, said fellow comedian Jordan Klepper.
“She’s been a pro for years and one of the funniest voices out there,” Klepper told Cheddar Friday. “I’m just excited to sit back and watch her kill it.”
This year, President Trump has decided to again buck tradition and skip the dinner, a move that he will probably keep doing for years to come, said Klepper.
“The ability to have thick skin and play around with people” is not the president’s forte, the host of Comedy Central's "The Opposition" said. “The fact that he’s flying to Michigan [instead] on Saturday kind of proves that it’s going to be a while before he finds his way back into the White House Correspondents Dinner.”
Last year’s dinner was hosted by comedian Hasan Minhaj, who opened his speech by calling the event the “series finale,” taking a dig at Trump’s hatred for the media.
The dinner, sometimes called "Nerd Prom", is organized by the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), which was founded in 1914 and champions a free, unfettered press. It takes place this Saturday.
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