On Thursday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders finally broke her silence over the controversial performance of comedian Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. Wolf, standing only feet away from Sanders, went after the press secretary's religious beliefs and her physical appearance. Many journalists and politicos from both sides of the aisle slammed Wolf for what they perceived as mean-spirited attacks.
There have been reports from journalists about Sanders' behind-the-scenes reaction to the dinner, but Sanders had yet to publicly speak on the matter. That was until Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends."
"Look, I think that evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me," started Sanders.
"The people that were my friends before that evening are my friends today, and I'm going to continue doing the job that I came here to do every single day," she continued. "I'm very proud of the fact that I work in this administration for this president, and we’re going to keep pushing forward and doing everything we can to make America better."
"I think we've had a great first year and a half at doing that. A huge success story that we’re proud of,” she added. "I hope that she can find some of the same happiness that we all have, because I think she may need a little bit more of that in her life, because the rest of us here are doing great."
Prior to Sanders' "Fox & Friends" appearance, the press secretary reportedly said she would pray for Wolf.
"Sarah Sanders was smiling. She owned it. I asked her about the attack and she shrugged with a smile and just said the attacks didn’t bother her and that she’s praying for the comedian," wrote The Daily Caller's Benny Johnson on his personal Facebook page.