Comedian Michelle Wolf has been hounded for her set at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which she called bullshit on a whole host of the Trump team’s most insidious characters.

In particular, commentators have criticised her take on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with some claiming the host mocked the Trump mouthpiece for her appearance (Trump did not attend, for the second year in a row).

A few minutes in to her routine at the annual Washington D.C. event, Wolf zeroed in on Sanders’ make-up – and her propensity for conveying the Trump cabinet’s most controversial policy positions to the masses.

“I actually really like Sarah, I think she’s really resourceful,” Wolf said, standing only metres from Sanders herself. “She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. Probably lies.”

That segment in particular has been criticised by a gaggle of White House figures and media-adjacent folks, who claim Wolf gunned too hard for the spokesperson.

Former press secretary Sean Spicer had a simple take:

Short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Sanders handled herself with poise during the set:

Meanwhile, Wolf herself has asked critics to listen to what she actually said:

And others have backed her:

If you’re keen to have a listen to the entire routine – which included full-on jabs at Trump’s finances, Vice President Mike Pence, and the media elite itself – catch the entire thing below:

One more thing: let’s not forget Trump’s track record of actually targeting the appearance of women.

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