Michelle Wolf Thanks Sean Spicer for Calling Her Correspondents’ Dinner Speech A ‘Disgrace’

Comedian responds to those who were angered by her jokes… by telling more of them

Last Updated: April 29, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

After torching Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats and the media in a no-holds-barred act at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, comedian Michelle Wolf responded to those who were angered by her jokes… by telling more of them.

First among her critics was former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, who called her routine a “disgrace” on Twitter. Wolf’s response?

Among those hit the hardest by Wolf’s wisecracks was current press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whom the comedian called out for spinning the truth at the podium and likened her to the sexism-reinforcing Aunt Lydia from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Many in the media rallied around Sanders in support.

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski chastised Wolf, saying she hated watching a “wife and mother be humiliated on national television,” while New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Maggie Haberman praised Sanders for not walking out despite facing “intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth.”

Wolf laughed off such accusations, saying she wasn’t going after Sanders’ looks, but her “despicable behavior.”

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani took Wolf’s defense, calling out Haberman for her praise of Sanders’ reaction to Wolf’s jokes, saying that Wolf was not criticizing her appearance and reminding the reporter of the attacks Trump and his administration have made on the media and others.

Many other members of the media served up chilly responses to Wolf’s caustic routine, which you can read by clicking here.