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Comedian Michelle Wolf destroys Trump administration in controversial roast

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Comedian Michelle Wolf. | Photo: Anya Garrett / Flickr

Comedian Michelle Wolf roasted the Trump administration in a 19-minute long controversial tirade.

Making a speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, she aimed fire at Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Mike Pence and then Kellyanne Conway.

On Mike Pence, she said: ‘Mike Pence is what happens when Anderson Cooper isn’t gay.’

But it’s her roast of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders making waves over social media.

The press secretary, who was present at the dinner and representative of the administration, looked uncomfortable when joke after joke came her way.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. | Photo: Global News / YouTube

Wolf said: ‘I have to say I’m a little starstruck – I love you as Aunt Lydia in the Handmaid’s Tale.’

She also said: ‘Every time Sarah stands up to the podium, I get really excited because I’m not sure what we’re gonna get. A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams.’

But it’s a joke about her make up that’s causing a stir online.

Wolf joked: ‘I actually really respect Sarah – I think she’s really resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses the ash to make that perfect smokey eye.

‘Maybe she’s born with it? Maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies,’ she added.

Republican outrage over Michelle Wolf

Many Republicans took to social media to condemn Michelle Wolf for her ‘unfair’ comments on the press secretary’s appearance.

Former congressman Joe Walsh said: ‘Michelle Wolf’s disgusting attack against @PressSec Sarah Huckabee Sanders reminded conservatives, even #NeverTrump folks, of the disdain Democrats have for strong conservative women. Democrats hate strong independent conservative women.’

In response to the ‘unfair’ jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Wolf took to Twitter to explain herself.

White House correspondent to the New York Times Maggie Haberman tweeted: ‘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.’

To which Wolf quote-tweeted: ‘Hey mags! All these jokes were about her despicable behavior. Sounds like you have some thoughts about her looks though?’

She also quote-tweeted former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who said: ‘Tonight’s WHCD was a disgrace’ and Wolf replied: ‘Thank you.’

What do you think of the roast?

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