According to The Hill, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) is taking heat the day after comedian Michelle Wolf took shots from the stage at presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
A number of observers in attendance felt the former “Daily Show” comedian went over the line with her jokes, which drew heavy conservative fire on Sunday.
White House national security adviser John Bolton slammed the event in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” saying he was happy not to attend.
Her grotesque ‘Jokes’ included the following:
“I’m a little starstruck,” Wolf began. “I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale.“
Wolf’s digs got increasingly rough as the night went on.
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful,” Wolf said, setting up her next jab. “She burns facts and 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.”
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf continued. “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?”
The people of Twitter, much like the attendees, were not amused:
They have lost their capacity for objectivity.
— U.S. Route 41 (@USRoute41) April 29, 2018
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 Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2018
As Reported BY USA Today:
For the second year in a row, President Trump did not attend the annual D.C. bash thrown by the White House Correspondents’ Association. Instead, he held a rally in Washington, Mich., but commented on the night’s events on Twitter Sunday morning.
“While Washington, Michigan, was a big success, Washington, D.C., just didn’t work. Everyone is talking about the fact that the White House Correspondents Dinner was a very big, boring bust … the so-called comedian really ‘bombed,’ ” he wrote.
The evening typically includes playful roasts of the president and vice versa for the media. Wolf, host of The Break premiering in May on Netflix, held absolutely nothing back, though she was just feet from the White House press secretary.