Comedian Michelle Wolf, who is known for her deadpan humor, has caused nationwide debate for the way she slammed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the Correspondent’s Dinner. The Dinner was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. President Trump did not attend the event that seeks to ensure all journalists who cover the White House have ample and free access to report the news.
President Trump has been at odds with With House journalists since stepping into the Oval Office and there was no love lost between the two at the Correspondent’s Dinner.
While President Trump received his fair share of brutal jabs, it was Sarah Huckabee Sanders whom many in the public rose to defend from what some are calling cruel and inappropriate insults delivered by Wolf.
Michelle Wolf is not apologetic for the comments that some feel crossed a line by insulting Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ physical appearance.
You may see the full routine where Michelle Wolf makes fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the video player below.
There is a widespread debate that has further divided the right and left regarding the jokes and their intent. Some support Michelle Wolf and say that she had every right to make the jokes she did. She has spoken about the criticism on her personal twitter account and said she was making jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sander’s job performance and not her physical appearance.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ defenders say that not only did Michelle Wolf go too far in attacking Sanders, but her jokes crossed boundaries throughout the night. Some have even called for changes with the Correspondent’s Dinner.
Though Sanders is known for being a strong woman, her supporters came out in full force to defend the press secretary on social media.
One of the comparisons Michelle Wolf made was in regards to Aunt Lydia from The Handmaid’s Tale and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This struck a particular nerve with her supporters who rallied around Sanders.
What do you think of Michelle Wolfe’s comments? Do you think she went too far? Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders fair game or did Michelle Wolf cross a line and attack her on a personal basis?