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‘Feminist’ WHCD Comic Burned By Right AND Left After Attacking Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Appearance

Many reporters — even those typically associated with left-leaning media outlets — were left shocked and aghast at comedian Michelle Wolf’s bizarre and mean-spirited White House Correspondents’ Dinner monologue, after the feminist joked about abortion, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ weight and appearance as Sanders looked on from her seat at the head table.

Wolf told the Daily Beast ahead of the program that she was “excited” that Sanders “was finally able to go to prom,” and once on the dias excoriated the press secretary for her makeup, choice of outfit, and weight. “She burns facts & 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,” Wolf said as Sanders looked on.

“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know?” Wolf went on. “Is it Sarah Sanders? Is it Sarah Huckabee Sander? Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what is Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? I know… Aunt Coulter.”

How very feminist, right?

Although the joke appeared to earn Wolf the respect of figures like CNN’s Brian Stelter, and progressive icon Joan Walsh — who compared the incident to Stephen Colbert’s 2005 “roast” of then-President George W. Bush without understanding that to be a “roast” the subject has to be in on the joke — most WHCD attendees were turned off by Wolf’s nastiness, even those reporters for whom Trump is a top target.

When the WHCD Who’s Who weighed in, they were in Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ corner.

Washington Post:

ABC News:

NBC News:

The Associated Press:

The New York Times:


Even the White House’s sometimes chief foe, POLITICO:

Many attendees were willing to admit that the White House Correspondents’ Dinner should feature tough jokes that hit out at both sides of a typically contentious relationship between the White House and the press, but pointed out that the jokes about Huckabee Sanders’ appearance would never have been tolerated had they been directed at a female member of any other administration.

Hardcore leftists circled their wagons Sunday morning, defending Wolf by saying that Donald Trump says the same things about women — or even worse — but still seemed unable to comprehend that Trump was not, in fact, present at the WHCD.

Sanders took the abuse with characteristic grace.

Ed note: An earlier version of this article attributed Wolf’s quip about “prom” to her speech at the WHCD. The joke was actually made in an interview with the Daily Beast in early April. The article has been updated to reflect this change. We apologize for the error.

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