White House fuckery apologist Sarah Huckabee Sanders must realize that her monotone, dead-eyed defense of her menacing buffoon boss’ every lie has earned her the scorn and ridicule of a chunk of the nation. That’s probably why she didn’t kick her comfy shoes from Clarks into high gear and exit the White Correspondents’ Dinner last night. Sarah stayed put as the night’s emcee Michelle Wolf from The Daily Show did a whole routine on her and POTUS last night. Michelle dragged Trump and his crew up and down that room. According to Vulture, many Trump officials walked out in protest and Michelle is being alternately celebrated/excoriated on social media this morning. Judging by their track record so far, this is probably one administration that should be able to take a joke.
Trump, due to being utterly humorless, was absent last night as were the usual assortment of glittery celebrities usually in attendance. Liberal Hollywood’s displeasure with our current administration meant that there was no one there from movies or TV to rub shoulders with the politicos in hopes of getting the White House to approve zoning for that infinity pool the neighbors are blocking. (Although Kathy Griffin and Omarosa were there.) Michelle was pretty much the only entertainment and gave the usual roast except it was extra-fiery. It was practically Cajun!
Here’s a sampling of her jokes about Trump and Colonel Sanders.
“Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, let’s get this over with.”
“Trump is racist, though. He loves white nationalists, which is a weird term for a Nazi. Calling a Nazi a ‘white nationalist’ is like calling a pedophile a ‘kid friend,’ or Harvey Weinstein a ‘ladies man,’ which isn’t really fair – he also likes plants.”
On Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was sitting right next to her: “I loved you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale. Mike Pence, if you haven’t seen it, you would love it.”
“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, 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? Oh, I know, Aunt Coulter.”
Michelle’s routine offended more than a few people including Pulitzer-Prize winning “third-rate” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman recently pissed off POTUS (again) with a story about his beleaguered-by-the-FBI lawyer Michael Cohen, but she was firmly on Sarah’s side last night.
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
Michelle Wolf denied that she was mocking Sarah’s appearance. (Although the actress who plays Aunt Lydia is sort of matronly, right? Not that that’s a bad thing! My mom’s matronly! And she’s hot. Ok, I really painted myself into a weird corner here.)
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
Michelle must be SALIVATING today because she’s all over the news cycle. Get it while it’s hot, Michelle! Watch her routine below and feel uncomfortable yet strangely delighted.