Here's Michelle Wolf's take on White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. https://t.co/9Hn6dbt9Mw
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) April 29, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders may intimidate media professionals, but she was no match last night (Apr. 28) for comedian Michelle Wolf.
During D.C.’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner the “Daily Show” contributor brutally roasted President Trump’s right-hand press official while Sanders sat just feet away.
“I’m a little starstruck,” Wolf said to Sanders before comparing her appearance to an old woman on a television series. “I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tales.”
Judging by the White House official’s facial expression, she didn’t find the joke funny, but that didn’t stop the comedian from her roast session.
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful… She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies,” the writer said, as the audience cackled.
Wolf set up one last punchline that left Sanders clearly uncomfortable and without a smile on her face.
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf continued. “Is it Sarah Sanders? Is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
Of course, people slammed Wolf’s performance and said it was inappropriate.
Tonight’s #WHCD was a disgrace
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 29, 2018
This is pathetic. Michelle Wolf going after @PressSec is not even funny. Just flat out pathetic.
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) April 29, 2018
Apology is owed to @PressSec and others grossly insulted ny Michelle Wolf at White House Correspondents Assoc dinner which started with uplifting heartfelt speech by @margarettalev – comedian was worst since Imus insulted Clinton’s
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 29, 2018
Of course, Trump couldn’t help throwing in his two cents, repeating what he allegedly heard from others who were in attentendance. Some even praised Sanders for not walking out during the routine.
While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust…the so-called comedian really “bombed.” @greggutfeld should host next year! @PeteHegseth
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2018
That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2018
While other’s praised the comedian’s act and responded to white people who are in their feelings.
Michelle Wolf is CHEWING! 😂😂😂 #WHCD
— Gavin Reads (@gavinreads) April 29, 2018
— Joseph (@Gunnersjoe) April 29, 2018
They call you liars. They call Mexicans rapists. They call Muslims murderers. They support white supremacists. But someone calls them out on what they do, & suddenly they’re heroes for not walking out. https://t.co/B9aT7moy2C
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 29, 2018
Had never seen Michelle Wolf's act before. After #WHCA dinner tonight, can't wait for her new Netflix show. Washington insiders will gasp and tsk tsk, but she killed it, in my opinion.
— TV MoJoe (@TVMoJoe) April 29, 2018
2018’s annual White House Correspondents Dinner, marks the second time Trump was not in attendance.