Comedian Michelle Wolf has quickly made a name for herself by attacking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and she’s really embracing it.
During the premiere episode of her new weekly Netflix show, “The Break,” Wolf compared Sanders to Mario Batali, the celebrity chef and famed restauranteur currently under investigation for allegations of sexual misconduct.
“She has the Mario Batali of personalities,” Wolf joked about Sanders during a segment called “Sports Smash,” a portion of her show dedicated to discussing feminism.
Wolf made the comparison after noting women “of course” don’t have to support other woman just because they’re female. If that was the case, she argued, “Hillary [Clinton] would be president and I don’t think she is.”
The liberal comedian then noted the fact that Sanders tweeted in early May that any Democrats who didn’t support CIA Director Gina Haspel, who was at the time enduring congressional hearings as President Donald Trump’s nominee for the job, are hypocritical:
There is no one more qualified to be the first woman to lead the CIA than 30+ year CIA veteran Gina Haspel. Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 5, 2018
“Well, if anyone’s an expert on hypocrites, it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Wolf said of the tweet. “And for the record, that was not a looks-based joke. That was about her ugly personality.”
Wolf and Sanders have had a tumultuous relationship ever since the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in late April, when the comedian joked about the spokesperson’s eyeliner — a jab conservatives immediately jumped on, claiming Wolf was poking fun at Sanders’ appearance.
Last week, during an appearance on “The View,” co-host Meghan McCain told Wolf her joke about Sanders was a “gift” to Trump’s administration “in that liberals were criticizing you as well.”
On her Netflix show, Wolf quipped Sanders is her “best friend.”