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Michelle Wolf burned Mike Pence at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Josh Jackman April 29, 2018

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Comedian Michelle Wolf has roasted Vice President Mike Pence at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Wolf, 32, attacked Pence at the dinner last night for his anti-gay and anti-abortion stances.

She also brilliantly targeted President Donald Trump – who boycotted the event for the second year running – and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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The Netflix comedian told the audience: “A lot of people want to Trump to be impeached. I do not, because just when you think Trump is awful, you remember Mike Pence.”

Pence has been repeatedly criticised for his attempts to take rights away from LGBT people and women, with the Human Rights Campaign calling his hateful agenda “extreme and nefarious” earlier this month.

Wolf continued with a series of excellent barbs, saying: “Mike Pence is what happens when Anderson Cooper isn’t gay.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 1: Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security, March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Department of Homeland Security was created after the September 11 attacks and the agency eventually combined 22 various federal departments and agencies into one integrated cabinet agency. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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“Mike Pence is the kind of guy that brushes his teeth and then drinks orange juice and thinks: ‘Mmm.’

“Mike Pence is also very anti-choice. He thinks abortion is murder, which, first of all – don’t knock it till you try it.”

She added: “Mike Pence is a weirdo, though. He’s a weird little guy. He won’t meet with other women without his wife present.

“When people first heard this, they were like: ‘That’s crazy.’

PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09:  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks to the media in front of damaged South Korean Navy corvette ROKS Cheonan(PCC-772) which was sunk by a North Korean torpedo off the coast of Baekyong Island in 2010, on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is visiting South Korea and will lead the U.S. delegation in the opening ceremony of PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.  (Photo by Woohae Cho/Getty Images)
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“But now in this current climate, they’re like: ‘That’s… a good witness.”

Wolf, who used to be a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, then turned her attention to Huckabee Sanders, who has been the administration’s Press Secretary since July 2017.

“I actually really like Sarah,” she said. “I think 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.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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“It’s probably lies.”

She also accused her of being “Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women.

“Oh, I know, Aunt Coulter.”

Among many other hateful comments, far-right commentator Ann Coulter said in January that people with AIDS shouldn’t be allowed into the US.

Ann Coulter (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Ann Coulter (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Wolf threw insults at Trump throughout the 20-minute set, naturally, referencing the Stormy Daniels controversy and accusing him of misrepresenting his wealth.

She started by telling the crowd: “Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with a Trump, let’s get this over with.”

Wolf added: “It’s 2018 and I am a woman, so you cannot shut me up. Unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000.”

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: U.S. President Donald Trump takes the podium during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the East Room of the White House April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump held talks and a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel prior to the joint news conference. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Turning to the subject of Trump once again avoiding the dinner, she said: “I would drag him here myself, but it turns out that the President of the United States is the one pussy you’re not allowed to grab.”

To those objecting in the crowd, she remarked: “He said it first. Yeah, he did. You remember? Good.”

Wolf also told the audience: “Mr President, I don’t think you’re very rich,” she said. “Like, you might be rich in Idaho, but in New York, you’re doing fine.”

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump attends a presser with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House on April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump will hold talks and a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel and participate in a joint news conference with her afterwards. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
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She added: “Trump is the only person that watches Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and thinks: ‘Me’.

“Although I’m not sure you wouldn’t get very far. He’d get to like the third question and be like: ‘I have to phone a Fox and Friend.'”

Wolf also imitated talk-show panellists “who remind you why you don’t go home for Thanksgiving,” quipping satirically to the assembled reporters and politicians: “Nuts come from milk now, all ’cause of the gays.”

Watch the full roast here:

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