Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Speech Was Brutal & Twitter Is Shocked
Michelle Wolf went hard. On Saturday night, the former Daily Show contributor came ready with vicious jokes for President Donald Trump, members of his staff and the media who invited her to speak. Simply put, the 32-year-old pulled no punches during her monologue, prompting these tweets about Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' speech.
One of the most talked about moments was Wolf's spree of stabs at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was sitting just feet away from the comedian during the speech.
For a couple of minutes, Sanders took shot after shot, as Wolf joked about her appearance, her performance as press secretary, and Sanders' colleagues. When the camera panned to Sanders, she appeared to be clearly unhappy. That likely made the experience better for Wolf, though, judging by what she's said in the past about her performances. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Wolf lamented the fact that President Trump decided against attending the dinner, telling the interviewer, "I think it's more fun when people are there only because I like making fun of people to their face."
If that's the case, Wolf had lots of fun on Saturday night, and people on Twitter took notice.
Wolf started her monologue with a bang. "Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with the president, let’s get this over with," she said, alluding to President Trump's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels. (Trump has denied this affair.)
The 32-year-old also took shots at lawmakers.
"Just a reminder to everyone: I’m here to make jokes," she said. "I have no agenda. I’m not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone that’s here from Congress, you should feel right at home."
Then came the time to roast the Democrats.
"Democrats are harder to make fun of because you guys don't do anything," Wold said. "People think you might flip the House and Senate this November, but you guys always find a way to mess it up. You're somehow going to lose by 12 points to a guy named Jeff pedophile Nazi doctor."
For the most part, though, Wolf's speech was all about Trump, which was not at all surprising. The comedian has made no mistake in making her dislike for the president known. The same goes for the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, who also skipped out on the White House Correspondents' Dinner, like her father.
At one point during her speech, Wolf made a joke about both Ivanka and President Trump at the same time. "She [Ivanka] was supposed to be an advocate for women, but it turns out she's about as helpful to women as an empty box of tampons," Wolf said. "She's done nothing to satisfy women. So I guess like father like daughter."
The monologue had it's fair share of critics, too.
Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump ally who infamously had a short-lived run as the White House communications director, tweeted in defense of his former colleague on Saturday night, "Sarah [Huckabee Sanders] is all class and the definition of strength compassion confidence and competence. She is a role model for handling nonsense and snark."
Ari Fleischer, a Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary who served under George W. Bush, tweeted, "This is foul. It’s uncalled for. It’s nasty. And not funny. The WH staff should stop attending this dinner."
Some of Wolf's jokes on Saturday night did indeed draw awkward laughs, and even some jeers, but there was one that few will complain about.
"It is kind of crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasn't even in contact with Michigan," Wolf said.
And that's what you call hitting two birds with one stone.