Comedian Michelle Wolf, the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday night, drew applause and hisses alike with an adult-themed assault on Trump aides such as press spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders with vulgar and explicit language.
For the second year in a row, President Trump skipped the dinner, but Wolf managed to get her digs in and then some, especially at the expense of Sanders, sitting a few feet away on the dais, in front of 3,000 at the Hilton hotel in Washington DC.
“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited,” the comedian said. “I’m not really sure what we’re going to get, you know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. ‘It’s shirts and skins, and this time don’t be such a little bitch, Jim Acosta” – referring to the CNN correspondent who has battled with Sanders in press briefings.
Wolf went on: “I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
Sanders, seated sideways in Wolf's direction, was stone-faced as the insults continued: “I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Aunt Huckabee Sanders? What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Ah I Know, Aunt Coulter” – referring to the rightwing pundit Ann Coulter.
The speech was profanity-laced with sexual references throughout for Trump, his daughter, Ivanka and others associated with the president as captured in the C-Span video above without censoring.
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