Members of the White House Press Corps held their annual Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday. During it, comedian Michelle Wolf attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Instead of attending the event, President Trump held a rally in Michigan. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was actually in attendance for the event.
Wolf started the assault by saying, “I love you as Aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale.”
From there it only got worse.
Per USA Today:
“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 person being attacked. Kellyanne Conway and Ivanka Trump were also targeted:
Targeting Kellyanne Conway, Wolf said, “Man, she has the perfect last name for what she does: Conway.”
Ivanka Trump didn’t escape Wolf’s gaze either. “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.”
Watch: Comedian attacks Sarah Sanders at Correspondent's Dinner
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 29, 2018
These attacks were so brutal they even offended some of the mainstream media.
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
Sanders did not walk out on the "performance" but many other members of the Trump administration did.
Members of the Trump administration walked out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night after comedian Michelle Wolf ripped into White House staffers including press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the absence of the president himself.
A year after the White House boycotted the annual dinner — and with President Donald Trump holding a competing campaign-style rally in Michigan — director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp and her husband, conservative activist Matt Schlapp, marched out of the ballroom at the Washington Hilton long before Wolff’s keynote routine was over…”
There were many other journalists from the mainstream media who tore into Wolf's performance:
Couldn’t agree more. So much important and amazing journalism this year — that should be the focus, when truth matters and is needed more than ever. It was an embarrassment in the room and surely to the audience at home. https://t.co/vhbnG6tn55
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 29, 2018
As a former WHCA board member, I have to agree. https://t.co/juUcSAidGw
— kherman (@kherman) April 29, 2018
Unfortunately, I don't think we advanced the cause of journalism tonight.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) April 29, 2018
Mike Cernovich pointed out that many of the so-called journalists in the room enjoyed these disgusting comments:
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) April 29, 2018
Wolf played the victim card, but it didn't work out too well.
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
Journalism took 5 steps back in the wrong direction tonight, thanks to you.
— Jake Taylor (@trollarchjake) April 29, 2018
The mainstream media is very angry they have been exposed by President Trump. This was their chance to get payback at his administration. Now that this is over, everyone can go back to not caring what they have to say.