Michelle Wolf’s performance at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) has created quite a stir. President Trump, for the second year in a row, held a rally rather than attend.

Wolf, apparently a correspondent on the Late Show with that new guy, blasted President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as well as making some pointed remarks about the state of today’s journalism.

Some of her comments, however, are seen as crossing a line, particularly points about Sanders.

Politico reports:

Members of the Trump administration walked out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on 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, were among those who marched out of the ballroom at the Washington Hilton long before Wolf’s keynote routine was over.

Footage broadcast live on cable TV networks showed Sanders sitting at the head table on stage stone-faced, wincing and at times raising her eyebrows as Wolf compared her to a character on the dystopian TV series “The Handsmaid’s Tale” and to an “Uncle Tom” for white women.

“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,” Wolf joked about Sanders. “Like maybe she’s born with it; maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”

The reaction to Wolf’s routine was immediate.

Are these journalists really outraged that Sanders was attacked on a personal level?  Or are they concerned with the perception that they are out of touch and untrustworthy?

Republicans are seeing the vile, personal commentary in the context of the WHCD a win for President Trump and his administration.

Sanders is being lauded from the right and left for her dignified response to the personal attacks levied against her by Wolf.

Watch the full routine:

Wolf is pushing back and claims that her attacks on Sanders were not related to her appearance.


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