Comedian Targets Huckabee Sanders At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Posted: Apr 29, 2018 11:30 AM

The annual White House Association Correspondents’ Dinner was held in Washington, DC last night. President Trump opted to skip the event for the second year in a row. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and several other White House officials represented him in his place. While humor was expected from the speakers at the dinner, some viewers felt that comedian Michelle Wolf’s jokes targeting Huckabee Sanders went too far. Conservatives and liberals alike lambasted Wolf for her attempts at be being funny. Perhaps the strongest condemnation of all came from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

Brzezinski, who is no fan of the administration, thought Wolf’s jokes making fun of Huckabee Sanders appearance were mean spirited and “deplorable.” She called on the White House Correspondents' Association to issue an apology.

Brzezinski is referencing President Trump's comments from last July when he said that she had shown up to his Mar-a-Lago estate on New Year's Eve and was bleeding badly from the face.

American Conservative union president Matt Schlapp and his wife walked out of the event over Wolf's jokes. 

Of course critics could argue that for years on end conservatives have been saying that society is too concerned with political correctness. Therefore, they might say, people should not take offense to the comments. However, many would respond that there is a difference between being funny and being rude.

Wolf's jokes can be watched below.