This morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss how she has been coping with Michelle Wolf’s jokes about her at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Yes, we’re apparently still talking about this.
And yes, Fox is treating Sanders—who had to listen to a few jokes about how she constantly lies on behalf of the president—like she had been actually physically attacked or like Wolf kidnapped her dog.
“We’re so sorry that happened,” host Ainsley Earhardt told Sanders, adding that there was “no excuse” for Wolf’s jokes and that “women should support other women.” Sanders played the perfect victim, and smugly declared, “That evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me.”
Sanders then did what some 70-year-old Fox viewer might construe as taking the high road and said, “I hope she can find of the same happiness that we all have, because I think she may need a bit more of that in her life because the rest of us here are doing great.”
As much as I love some good passive aggressive “bless your heart”-style faux-empathy, Michelle Wolf did her job, criticized the administration and the press that has learned to accommodate him, set everything on fire for a hot second, and regrets nothing. I’m sure she’s pretty darn happy.