Here’s the Real Reason Everyone’s Calling Comedian Michelle Wolf a Bigger Bully Than Donald Trump
If the President of the United States sets the moral tone for the country, then Donald Trump most certainly succeeded. During the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf’s scorched earth takedown of the Trump administration mirrored remarks and jabs from the commander in chief himself.
Wolf’s roast was met with nervous giggles and awkward silences. Many people on both sides of the aisle viewed her delivery as being too brutal, even the White House Correspondents’ Dinner president issued an apology statement. But did she go too far and why are people calling her a bigger bully than Trump, even though he’s made similar comments? Here’s why Trump gets away with mean-spirited remarks and Wolf cannot. Page 7 says it all.
1. She mocked people’s appearances and character
Wolf was looking to “napalm the room” and was going to do so with no apologies, CNN reports. That meant lobbing comments that Mitch McConnell’s neck needs to be circumcised, Paul Ryan and Kellyanne Conway are liars, and Ivanka Trump is “about as helpful to women as an empty box of tampons,” Vanity Fair reports.
Next: This person got roasted until burnt to a crisp.
2. Wolf latched onto Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sanders received the brunt of Wolf’s torment as she said this about her makeup. “I think she’s very resourceful, like she burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smokey eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies,” CNN reports. She also referred to Sanders as being an “Uncle Tom, but for white women who disappoint other white women.”
Sanders sat on stage, in the seat intended for Trump, who did not show up for the second year in a row.
Next: No one was off limits.
3. The media also wasn’t thrilled with her takedown
Wolf’s savage attacks weren’t limited to the Trump administration. She said the press is actually loving the Trump era. “He has helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you are profiting from him,” CNN recounts.
Next: Wolf’s tone got even darker.
4. This comment was a new low
When Wolf decided to target vice president Mike Pence she sunk to this low. “He thinks abortion is murder which, first of all, don’t knock it ’til you try it — and when you do try it, really knock it. You know, you’ve got to get that baby out of there,” CNN cites.
Next: Some people are calling Wolf a bully.
5. Wolf got slammed for her delivery
Wolf’s delivery drew sharp criticism, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee calling out Wolf for bullying his daughter, The Washington Times reports. Former press secretary, Sean Spicer called the event a “disgrace.”
Trump tweeted, “The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy ‘comedian’ totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!”
Next: But is Wolf worse than Trump?
6. Could this be why Wolf is being called a bully?
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who attended the dinner and recently tangled with Trump, said people are uncomfortable with a woman delivering this brand of humor. “I thought frankly the audience reaction a couple times were tepid, and I really felt it was because she was a woman. I think a lot of her comments made these straighty, backwards dinosaurs uncomfortable. And I live for that,” The Hill reports.
Whitney Cummings pointed out on Twitter, “I know other people have mentioned this already, but in case you want to be mad at Michelle Wolf about talking about Sara H’s eye make up, YOUR PRESIDENT REGULARLY HAS CALLED WOMEN PIGS, PIECES OF ASS, AND OBJECTIFIED HIS OWN DAUGHTER. Pick a lane.
Next: This is why Trump can be mean but Wolf cannot.
7. Why does Trump get away with making mean remarks?
It may come down to power. “He has gone just as low, but she’s a comedian, not president, so she does deserve a bit more leeway when it comes to making jokes,” Katherine Timpf wrote in The National Review.
Plus Trump has bashed a number of individual’s looks, called people liars, and attacked immigrants. Actor and producer Rob Reiner pointed out the difference between Wolf and Trump. “I attended the WHCD last night. Donald Trump has so poisoned the atmosphere by attacking the disabled, gold star parents, Muslims, Mexicans, Blacks, women, the press, the rule of law that a comedian who simply tells the truth is offensive? She’s joking. He’s not.”
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