Its been more than three weeks since Michelle Wolf delivered her searing rebuke of the Trump administration to the faces of Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway at the White House Correspondents Dinner. And people still cant stop being offended.
Wolf, whose new Netflix talk show The Break premieres this coming Sunday, stopped by The View on Wednesday morning and was forced, yet again, to defend what even many Trump critics viewed as unfair attacks on his female advisers.
To those who thought she was going after the White House press secretarys looks when she compared her to Aunt Lydia from The Handmaids Tale and said she uses the ashes of burned facts to create her signature smokey eye look, Wolf said, I thought you were smarter.
Most of the hosts seated around the table, including Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin, praised Wolfs speech as hilarious and very funny, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, it was Meghan McCain who condemned the jokes. Wolf wasnt having it.
I actually thought your stand-up routine was a gift to the Trump administration, in that liberals were criticizing you as well, McCain told her. Noting that the WHCA is now considering not having comedians perform at the annual dinner in the future, she asked, How would you feel if you killed another comedians job?
I mean, I dont care, Wolf fired back. Its not like a great job. I mean, I think everyone whos ever done it has been like, Great, now I dont have to do it again.
As for her speech being a gift to Trump, Wolf added, I dont think it was a gift to Trump anymore than every single news showand I put that in quotes, newsis a gift to Trump.
Wolf, who called her first HBO special last year Nice Lady, said, Weve spent enough time being nice ladies and now its not time to be nice anymore. And she promised that she would not hold back from making jokes about members of the administration on her new Netflix series.
Were going to talk about everything thats going on, so there will be some politics, she said. But more in the way that I did at the Correspondents Dinner, where Im just going to make fun of people. Then, in an apparent dig at her fellow Daily Show alum John Oliver, Wolf added, Im never going to do like a deep dive on net neutrality or anything like that.