Comedian Michelle Wolf, host of this year's White House Correspondents Association's annual fundraiser dinner, brutally attacked the prominent women closest to President Donald Trump.
First, she said Kellyanne Conway is just a liar who needs to be stuck under a tree in a remote forest, then she claimed Ivanka Trump is as helpful to women as "an empty box of tampons." But it's when she turned her attention to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that the jokes became filled with hate.
What did she say?
"I have to say, I'm a little starstruck," Wolf quipped. "I loved you as Aunt Lydia in the 'Handmaid's Tale.'"
The camera then panned to Sanders, who clearly didn't think the joke was funny. But Wolf continued.
"Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited because I'm not really sure what we're gonna get. A press briefing? A bunch of lies? Or divided into softball teams?" Wolf said, adding in a deep voice to mock Sanders: "It's shirts and skins and this time don't be such a little b**ch Jim Acosta."
"I actually really like Sarah. She's very resourceful. Like 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," Wolf said. "It's probably lies."
"I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders, you know?” Wolf continued. “Is it Sarah Sanders? Is it Sarah Huckabee Sander? Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what is Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? I know...Aunt Coulter."
Throughout the entire "roasting," Sanders was visibly uncomfortable and appeared almost upset.
To note, Sanders attended the event as an official representative of the Trump administration since Trump chose not to attend the event himself. This meant Sanders was sitting at the main dinner table just seats down from Wolf's lectern.
Michelle Wolf on Sarah Sanders.... voters will not forget this. https://t.co/1Yvb8Xnbim— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 29, 2018
How did people react?
They praised Sanders for her composure to remain seated while enduring Wolf's attacks on her physical appearance.
Michelle Wolf is about as funny as stomach cancer. My goodness.— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1524975508.0
I think @PressSec unflinching gaze at Michelle Wolf was the most interesting thing about the event, which is intend… https://t.co/NIEIaMkZTA— Hugh Hewitt (@Hugh Hewitt)1524971231.0
That @PressSec sat and absorbed intense criticism of her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth, in… https://t.co/i3HQ7Vshsl— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1524971647.0
Some good lines. And I’m very willing to laugh at brutal jokes. I did. Some of the personal attacks on Sarah Sander… https://t.co/SqtiVfdYZi— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1524976695.0
.@PressSec Sarah is all class and the definition of strength compassion confidence and competence. She is a role mo… https://t.co/I7EVV4TtRH— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1524971489.0
Afterward, CNN reporters said live on air that Wolf's Sanders "jokes" were "cringeworthy...at best."