Michelle Wolf Faces Backlash Over Comments about Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Variety Show Los Angeles USA- 24 Mar 2018

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I have to say I'm a little star-struck.

Lahren said the dinner reinforced "the notion that hoity-toity coastal journalists are completely out of touch with Americans, reality, and good taste".

She called United States President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka "as helpful to women as an empty box of tampons".

At another point she said she mused about a tree falling on Conway, "not suggesting she get hurt, just stuck". Wolf suggested Sanders burns facts and uses the ashes to create ideal eye makeup.

Wolf took multiple digs at Trump administration officials including White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders, media professionals, Democrats and Republicans at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. which Trump skipped for the second time in a row, reported CNN.

"Last night's programme was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press", she wrote.

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WHCA President Margaret Talev said she has "heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer's monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission".

If speaking truth to power isn't what the White House Correspondents' Association is looking for, it should "leave America's comedians off the invite list", Conover said.

"This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for".

Executives at CBS News were so dismayed by Saturday's presentation that the network considered ending its participation in future dinners, according to three people who spoke anonymously to describe internal discussions.

Wolf, who is set to host a new Netflix's series, The Break, delivered her jokes about Sanders during Saturday's dinner while the press secretary sat several feet away, with a comment about how she "divided (the press corps) into softball teams" that many interpreted to be a crude stereotype.

Trump's supporters took up the cause. Like, what's "Uncle Tom" but for white women who disappoint other white women? A "Fox & Friends" chyron read: "Should all women be critical of Wolf's jokes?"

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Wolf's targeting of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders drew particular scrutiny, with some commentators interpreting her remarks as an attack on Huckabee Sanders's physical appearance.

But a backlash to the criticism quickly developed, with some wondering why the correspondents should be surprised to get edgy comedy from an edgy comedian. She's an adult with a very important job.

Don't like it? "Hire a juggler next year", ABC's Jimmy Kimmel tweeted. There were many zingers, many pointed at the absent POTUS.

In the now deleted tweets obtained by the Daily Mail, Wolf calls president Trump's son, Eric, an "abortion", mocking his father's pro-Life stance.

The White House quickly sniffed an opportunity. He boycotted the dinner a year ago. The comedian, who has never held her tongue on topics political or otherwise, did what she's famous for: injecting humor into a situation that really isn't that amusing. He told at least one confidante that it again proved he can't get a fair shake from the media and he was certain his base would agree with him.

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