Michelle Wolf Shocks Audience At White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Members of Donald Trump‘s administration and many other audience members were taken back by Michelle Wolf‘s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents’ dinner.
The comedian pulled no punches during her performance. Her first joke was aimed at the on-going Stormy Daniels scandal. “Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, ‘Let’s get this over with.” She quickly reminded everyone of her role. “Just a reminder to everyone I’m here to make jokes, I have not agenda, I’m not trying to get anything accomplished,” she said setting up for her next joke about Congress never getting anything done.
She noted that she wasn’t going to call Trump “a racist, misogynist, xenophobic or unstable, incompetent or impotent.” She called him out on his support of “white nationalist” and said, “It’s like calling a pedophile a ‘kid friend’ or Harvey Weinstein a ‘ladies man.’ ” Wolf also commented on Trump’s idea to arm teachers. “It would be great so they could sell them for supplies,” she joked.
Her focus wasn’t completely on Trump. Wolf joked about Roy Moore, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller and Vice President Mike Pence. She called Ivanka Trump “as helpful as an empty box of tampons” then turned to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Wolf compared her to the aunt in A Handmaidens Tale, which received a tight-lipped grimace from Sanders. She went as far to call her an “Uncle Tom for white women.” Sanders seemed upset but stayed seated with pursed lips and a constantly clinching jaw.
Wolf called the print media an “endanger species.” “You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him,” Wolf said. “I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you.”
The former White House’s press secretary Sean Spicer called her routine a “disgrace” to which Wolf replied, “Thank You!”
Tonight’s #WHCD was a disgrace
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 29, 2018
Thank you! https://t.co/0Nsx5ZBj8c
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) April 29, 2018