Washington D.C. was shocked at their recent White House Correspondence Dinner. The event was hosted by moderately well-known comedian, Michelle Wolf who took her opportunity at the microphone to roast many Washington press regulars.
That list included, of course, President Trump, Vice President Pence and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Her comments toward Sanders were considered particularly aggressive and unnecessary.
Her jabs at Sanders included a negative comparison between Sanders and a television character, taunting her role in the White House and an outright accusation that Sanders lies on a regular basis.
One source close to Sanders stated that they had anticipated that the jokes might be told at her expense, and the plan had been for her to quietly leave the room if the insults got too intense. However, Sanders made the decision to stick it out, despite the audible groans from many in the room who didn’t appreciate Wolf’s brand of comedy.
Sanders response to the incident appears to be that of a person largely unaffected. In an interview with Fox News, Sanders made sure to tell the hosts that she believes those insults are a reflection on the person who told them, rather than who they were told about.
“That evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me,” Sanders said on Thursday.
‘The people that were my friends before that evening are my friends today. I’m going to continue doing the job that I came here to do,’ said Sanders.
“I hope that [Wolf] can find some of the same happiness that we all have, because I think she may need a little bit more of that in her life because the rest of us here are doing great,” she added.
Sanders dad took the opportunity to weigh in on the disparaging comments and was unexpectedly unemotional. His support for his daughter was focused on her strength of character, despite what is hurled at her.
He said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter “My daughter’s a remarkable person and she’s strong. Things like that aren’t going to cause her to lose sleep.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 3, 2018