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Comedian Michelle Wolf Fires Back at Criticism for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2018 Jokes

Comedian Michelle Wolf Fires Back at Criticism for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2018 Jokes

Comedian Michelle Wolf, who hosted the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, is responding to criticism over her jokes made at the expense of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“I have to say I’m a little star-struck. I love you as Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” Michelle said about the Press Secretary at the roast. “Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited. I’m not really sure what we’re going to get, you know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. It’s shirts and skins, and this time don’t be such a little b*tch, Jim Acosta.”

“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies,” Michelle added.

She also commented on the Press Secretary’s name. “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?” Michelle said.

Michelle‘s comedy routine drew criticism from Maggie Haberman, the White House correspondent to the New York Times.

“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 tweeted.

Click inside to see how Michelle later responded…

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  • Bear

    Apparently snowflakes fall in RepublicanLand too

  • Curt Noydb

    So this is the best they could do for a White House Correspondents Dinner? An unknown wannabe from the now declined Daily Show. The Libbies are really struggling.

  • gwen

    Maggie H is lying and completely misrepresenting what Michelle said. Why is Maggie acting like Sarah is the victim? Sarah lies every time she opens her mouth. Let’s not forget the verbal attacks and lies that Sarah has launched against the journalists, Obama, Hillary, Jemele Hill, Jeff Flake, Comey, McCabe, and many others who disagree with Trump. Maggie is just trying to get back into Trump’s good graces since she made Trump mad last week by writing that article about Cohen. It’s a shame that Maggie is more interested in being able to get direct leaks from Trump and Sarah that she would go through these lengths.

    As for Sean Spicer, does he really want to talk about disgraces? Remember, this is the very same man who stood at the White House podium and said that Trump had the largest crowd at his inauguration period. Sean Spicer is also the same man who met with people from Fox to make up that fake story about Seth R.

  • gwen

    Maggie H is lying and completely misrepresenting what Michelle said. Why is Maggie acting like Sarah is the victim? Sarah lies every time she opens her mouth. Let’s not forget the verbal attacks and lies that Sarah has launched against the journalists, Obama, Hillary, Jemele Hill, Jeff Flake, Comey, McCabe, and many others who disagree with Trump. Maggie is just trying to get back into Trump’s good graces since she made Trump mad last week by writing that article about Cohen. It’s a shame that Maggie is more interested in being able to get direct leaks from Trump and Sarah that she would go through these lengths.

    As for Sean Spicer, does he really want to talk about disgraces? Remember, this is the very same man who stood at the White House podium and said that Trump had the largest crowd at his inauguration period. Sean Spicer is also the same man who met with people from Fox to make up that fake story about Seth R.

  • willard grogan

    “Obama, Hillary, Jemele Hill, Jeff Flake, Comey, McCabe,”

    All liars and/or thieves

  • gwen

    When did Obama, Hillary, Jemele, Jeff, Comey and McCabe lie or steal? The only liar and thief is Trump. He lies every time he opens his mouth.

  • willard grogan

    Obama (Keep your Doctor), Comey and McCabe proven to lie to FBI, Hillary not steal??

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! Stop drinking the koolaid

  • gwen

    Those are all lies facilitated by the Russians. Perhaps you should stop drinking the koolaid. Why are you responding to a 3 month old post?