Comedienne Michelle Wolf made many controversial and downright uncomfortable jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday. So much so that “Fox & Friends” was calling the comedienne’s routine “way to the left” and even “X-rated.”
Once people caught wind of Wolf’s act, she immediately began garnering lots of backlash from its viewers (both in attendance and those watching at home). One of the especially controversial topics Wolf was covering was slamming White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s appearance.
The hosts of “Fox & Friends” claim Wolf was comparing Wolf’s jokes to an attack dog. However, Sanders was given praise for her mature way of handling the jokes. The Fox hosts said she “rose above it” and did not give the comedienne the satisfaction of a reaction.
However, Wolf didn’t just stay on Sanders’ appearance. She was also bashing her role at the White House. According to The Hill, Wolf said:
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful,” Wolf said at the dinner. “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?”
Unfortunately for the comedienne, the room was quite tense, with little laughter. And, according to Fox’s Brian Kilmeade whom was in attendance at the dinner, many guests felt that something terrible was happening.
President Trump also took to Twitter to express his disdain for the comedienne’s routine. Although he was not in attendance, he said the performance was ““very big, boring bust.” He also said the correspondents’ dinner “is DEAD as we know it.”
In response to the comedienne’s remarks, the White House Correspondents’ Association also chose to tweet about the night and the jokes Wolf told. As The Hill states:
“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,” association President Margaret Talev said in a statement. “Unfortunately the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.”