White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded Thursday to Michelle Wolf’s controversial jokes about her at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 3, 2018
“I think that evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me,” Sanders told “Fox and Friends.”
“The people that were my friends before that evening are my friends today, and I am going to continue doing the job that I came here to do every single day,” she continued. “I am very proud of the fact that I work in this administration for this president, and we’re going to keep pushing forward, doing everything we can to make America better.”
Sanders concluded by wishing Wolf happiness in her future endeavours.
“We’ve had a great first year and a half at doing that, a huge success story that we’re proud of,” she said, “and I hope that she can find some of the same happiness that we all have, and I think she may need a little bit more of that in her life because the rest of us here are doing great.”
Michelle Wolf’s jokes about Sanders at the dinner caused criticism from both sides of the political aisle. The New York Times’s Maggie Haberman stood by Sanders and The Hill responded to the routine by declining to participate in future dinners unless reforms were put in place.
That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, instead of walking out, on national television, was impressive.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 29, 2018
Wolf stands by her routine which featured an unflattering comparison of Sanders to a character from The Handmaid’s Tale and claims that she lied.
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful,” Wolf said. “But she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Like maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies.”