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Internet Crying Over Wolf’s Comedic Bite at Annual Dinner

Watch comedian Michelle Wolf’s savaging of the Trump administration.

Submitted by Jess Mackie, 1 May 2018

 

The Internet is in a frenzy over Michelle Wolf’s controversial comedic tour-de-force at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where she roasted everyone from Donald Trump Jr. to Kellyanne Conway.

But it was her jabs at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that created the greatest Twitter brouhaha, with Hollywood celebrities, former and acting White House officials, and the commentariat weighing in.

Here’s what she said about Sanders: “She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”

This joke — which brought together actor Kumail Nanjiani and The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman into their very own Twitter feud — eclipsed many of Wolf’s greater and more pointed takes on the Trump administration.

As special counsel Robert Mueller picks out which questions to ask the U.S. president, Wolf had this to say: “Trump is so broke he had to borrow money from the Russians, and now he’s compromised and susceptible to blackmail and possibly responsible for the collapse of the republic. Yay!”

You can watch Wolf’s complete remarks at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner in the video above, courtesy of C-SPAN. Disclaimer: There is some profanity.

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