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Trump, others give thumbs-down to dinner's roast

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The reviews are in: President Donald Trump is giving a thumbs-down to the comedian who roasted his chief spokeswoman at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Present and past members of his administration say they were offended.

The head of the association says she regrets that the routine may end up defining an evening designed to rally around journalism.

Comedian Michelle Wolf is known as a contributor on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah."

But some of her jokes drew gasps and groans.

A series of barbs about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as Sanders sat just feet away, seemed to spark the most outrage.

Trump regularly lobs sharp attacks at the news media. He declined to attend the dinner for the second consecutive year.

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