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Mike Huckabee responds to the 'vicious vile' attacks on his daughter — and he is not happy
Mike Huckabee responds to the vicious attacks on his daughter during Saturday's WHCD. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mike Huckabee responds to the 'vicious vile' attacks on his daughter — and he is not happy

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is not happy with liberal comedian Michelle Wolf, who viciously attacked his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, during Saturday's White House Correspondent Association's annual fundraiser dinner.

Wolf, who hosted Saturday's event, attacked Sanders and her appearance.

What did Huckabee say?

First, he lamented that the dinner is supposed to celebrate the First Amendment, but said it only represented "bullying," "vulgarity" and "hate" on Saturday.

He then thanked New York Times star reporter Maggie Haberman, who defended Sanders from Wolf's "intense criticism."

"Sincere and heartfelt THANKS to @maggieNYT for having guts to publicly denounce the vicious vile attack on @PressSec at WHCD. @PressSec handled it professionally but I pray her kids never see that. I pray more they never bully another person like that," Huckabee said.

Has Wolf responded?

Wolf has not responded directly to Huckabee's comments, but she did respond to Haberman's. She told Haberman that she was not attacking Sanders' appearance, claiming the jokes were instead about Sanders' "despicable behavior."

Wolf also responded to a tweet from Sanders' predecessor, Sean Spicer, who said Saturday's event was a "disgrace."

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