On Saturday night, Sarah Huckabee Sanders served as the representative for the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Typically, the President would attend, but this administration is anything but typical.
Michelle Wolf, perhaps best known for her role on the “Daily Show,” held nothing back when going after Sanders. Sanders was sitting only feet from the podium.
“I’m a little starstruck,” Wolf began. “I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The jokes became rougher as the event 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?”
Sanders wasn’t the only woman in the Trump administration that Wolf targeted.
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Wolf, talking about Kellyanne Conway, said, ” Man, she has the perfect last name for what she does: Conway.”
She also included a few cracks at the First Daughter, Ivanka Trump.
“She was supposed to be an advocate for women,” Wolf said. “But it turns out, she’s about as helpful to women as an empty box of tampons.”
Donald Trump wasn’t spared from Wolf’s jokes either. Here are a few of the most piercing:
- “I did have a lot of jokes about cabinet members, but I had to scrap all of those because everyone has been fired. You guys have gone through cabinet members quicker than Starbucks throws out black people.”
- “I know as much as some of you might want me to, it’s 2018 and I’m a woman, so you cannot shut me up — unless you have Michel Cohen wire me $130,000.”
- “(Trump) wants to give teachers guns, and I support that, because then they can sell them for things they need, like (school) supplies.”
- “Tonight, I’m going to try to make fun of the president in a new way, in a way that I really think will get him. Mr. President, I don’t think you’re very rich. Like, I think you might be rich in Idaho, but in New York you’re doing fine.”
Wolf noted that the audience may have been uncomfortable with the crudeness of some of her jokes.
“You should’ve done more research before you (asked) me to do this,” Wolf said.
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