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.
The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They… https://t.co/qv29cTVqD2— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee) 1525002297.0
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.
Sincere and heartfelt THANKS to @maggieNYT for having guts to publicly denounce the vicious vile attack on… https://t.co/LgPcVWrIPQ— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@Gov. Mike Huckabee) 1525002679.0
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."
Hey mags! All these jokes were about her despicable behavior. Sounds like you have some thoughts about her looks th… https://t.co/0NE4NHPfUD— Michelle Wolf (@Michelle Wolf) 1524984704.0
Wolf also responded to a tweet from Sanders' predecessor, Sean Spicer, who said Saturday's event was a "disgrace."
Thank you! https://t.co/0Nsx5ZBj8c— Michelle Wolf (@Michelle Wolf) 1524972584.0