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This dinner has everything: catty reporters, cocktail attire, and highly controversial makeup jokes. It can also, improbably, power three days of the political outrage machine.
Washington's hottest meal is, of course, the White House Correspondents' Dinner, and on Monday night CNN's Jake Tapper went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about it. Host Jimmy Kimmel first wanted to know whether Tapper's "delicate sensibilities" were offended by comedian Michelle Wolf's monologue, which was an unabashed condemnation of much of the Washington scene.
Tapper quipped that his "sensibilities are not particularly delicate," but did speak to Kimmel's larger point about how supporters of President Trump were "very offended" by Wolf's caustic jokes. Tapper noted that he's been trying to discuss the issue of decency on his CNN show, The Lead, as well as "insults and smearing and people saying things about other people that are not true," and pointed out that if Trump supporters want to be outraged by Wolf's remarks, perhaps they should look a little closer to home first.
"There's a bunch of stuff that they need to get caught up on," Tapper said, "before we get to a comedian at the White House dinner." Tapper then rattled off a damning list of the many off-color comments Trump himself has made, from disparaging Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) military service to his many personal attacks on women. "There's a back-up of material, if the Trump people want to talk about it," Tapper said. Watch below. Kimberly Alters