A Whole Lot Of HATE! The White House Correspondent’s Dinner Was DISGUSTING!
Donald Trump’s press secretary was subject to an astonishing barrage of mockery by comedian Michelle Wolf during the black tie event for members of US media and government.
And the brutal roasting – which attacked both her job performance and appearance – has caused controversy and divided opinion.
“We have Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” the 32-year-old comedian said a few minutes into her routine. “We are graced with her presence. I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The reference – Aunt Lydia is an evil disciplinarian in the show – was arguably one of Ms Wolf’s kinder barbs. From there things went downhill.
“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited,” the skit continued.
Amid equal groans and laughs – and with Ms Sanders sat stony-faced – Ms Wolf continued: “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.”
An in an apparent critique of Ms Sanders’ feminist credentials, she asked: “What’s Uncle Tom, but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
I’m sorry for Sarah… the entire thing was just nasty. This is not comedy. This is HATE. Pure hate.
One of the evening’s most shocking moments came while Wolf was attacking Vice President Mike Pence, and joked about abortion.
‘Mike Pence is what happens when Anderson Cooper isn’t gay. Mike Pence is the kind of guy who brushes his teeth and then drinks orange juice and thinks, Mmm,’ said Wolf.
‘He thinks abortion is murder. Which first of all don’t knock it til you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it, you gotta get that baby out of there.’
An R/X rated spectacle that started poorly and ended up in the bottom of the canyon. Another victory for @realDonaldTrump for not attending and proving his point once again. The room was uncomfortable. Trump lovers and even a large number of Trump haters were pretty miserable.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) 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
Sarah has more class in her pinky than all of those p$ssy hat wearing disgusting wenches put together. DISGUSTING.
Of course, that p$ssy hat wearing HAG had something to say about it…
Hey mags! All these jokes were about her despicable behavior. Sounds like you have some thoughts about her looks though? 😘 https://t.co/JRzzvhBuey
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) April 29, 2018
According to this, Margaret Talev, the current president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, has released a formal apology to the members of the association (and really to everyone) It reads as follows:
I want to tell you how much your kind words meant to me following my personal remarks at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner about the roots of my belief in journalism’s essential role.
I have also heard from members expressing dismay with the entertainer’s monologue and concerns about how it reflects on our mission. Oliver Knox, who will take over this summer as our president, and I, recognize these concerns and are committed to hearing from members on your views on the format of the dinner going forward. 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. Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of the mission.Every day we are working hard to advocate for our members and ensure coverage that benefits the public, and the dinner is an important opportunity to highlight and maintain our essential work. The White House Correspondents’ Association remains dedicated to that mission.
What was Michelle Wolf’s response to the apology from Talev???
A photo of herself smiling on Instagram, with the caption, “Not in the spirit of the mission.”
Wolf is a NASTY person. She’ll have her 15 minutes of fame and probably then some, because there’s enough sick f$cks in the world that loved what she did at the WHCD. That’s the First Amendment and that’s America.
I’m glad there are also a whole lot of people that didn’t agree with her hatefulness. I’m happy the White House Correspondents’ Association rebuked the hateful monologue from the WHCD.