Donald Trump has “filthy” late night meltdown


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We knew Donald Trump couldn’t handle the heat when he skipped out on last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in favor of holding a self-congratulatory political rally in Michigan. Sure enough, the jokes that comedian Michelle Wolf served up about Trump and his administration were harsh but accurate. It’s taken Trump all day today to figure out what he really wanted to say about it, but now he’s in the midst of a late night meltdown.

This morning Trump did tweet that the WHCD was a “very big, boring bust…the so-called comedian really “bombed”” – but he seemed to be simply paraphrasing what Fox News had just said about it. Fifteen hours later, long after dark, Trump finally decided to deliver his own words about the dinner. Suffice it to say that it wasn’t his finest hour.

Here’s what Trump finally tweeted just before 11pm: “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy “comedian” totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!” This is odd for a few reasons. For one thing, Trump is rarely awake this late. In addition, he still hasn’t mentioned Michelle Wolf’s name, even though he’s likely been hearing it all day while he was watching cable news.

This is also a reminder that Donald Trump never did get over the jokes that Seth Meyers hurled at him during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner several years ago. Trump is as fragile as he is obsessive as he is narcissistic. Considering that Trump has delivered some of the filthiest insults and slurs in the history of U.S. politics, it’s notable that he’s accusing Wolf of being “filthy” – it feels like yet another classic case of Trump projecting his own behavior onto others.

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