Michelle Wolf’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night was raunchy and crude.
Donald Trump is a raunchy and crude president.
America got what it deserves last night.
While the journalists were gathered in Washington D.C. anticipating Wolf’s X-rated routine, Donald Trump was in Washington Township, Michigan threatening a U,S. Senator and basking in his follower’s chants of “Nobel, Nobel, Nobel.” I am sure there were many evangelical Christians in the room last night cheering for the president. This was perhaps the saddest part of the whole night. (And I would say the same thing about evangelical Christians who make an idol of a Democratic politician).
Those conservative evangelicals in Washington Township who returned home and watched Michelle Wolf’s raw and vulgar performance ought to remember the character of the man for whom they cheered earlier in the evening. Please spare me the moral outrage. Thank you.
This is the kind of culture in which we now live. I don’t think I am engaging in an exercise of nostalgia to suggest that common decency is in decline–maybe free-fall–in American public life.