Sarah Sanders has made national headlines all week for the things she didn’t do. That’s because Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, has been on the receiving end of some very vile micro-aggressions from people like Michelle Wolf and any fans she might have. Wolf, a comedian, tried ripping Sander’s heart out in a wicked ambush that tried tearing her soul apart by stating offensive sayings about Sanders’ appearance. This was during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Sanders sat there taking the barrage like a champ. She was patient, calm, and showed barely any reaction to the jokes Wolf threw her way, each joke a proverbial strike-out as she could barely garnish a laugh from the crowd.
Nevertheless, she persisted. Wolf carried on with the laughless jokes while Sanders silently absorbed the vocal punishment. Wolf was later criticized by people on all ends of politics for her classless performance that joked about serious issues such as abortion while knocking people about their physical appearance, even touching on femininity at times. Critics tore Wolf’s performance apart across the nation, stating things that reminded Wolf of her own appearance and how someone like her might want to rethink criticizing someone else for their “looks” – which is nothing more than lowbrow humor at best.
It wasn’t long after that Sanders received the good news. It seemed like people favored her response, which was not more than a few lines, and praised her calm demeanor while Wolf stood upon the stage and tore into Sanders like a hungry wild animal in the woods.
Faith Family America reported a bit more on the Sanders and Wolf feud: “Throughout the performance, Wolf “joked” that Sanders “burned facts.” She also likened the press secretary to a macho softball coach and mocked her confrontations with reporters. It was clear that the performance was attacking the press secretary’s personal appearance and femininity.
According to the Washington Times, #StandwithSarah and #StandwithSarahSanders have become popular hashtags on Twitter following the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday evening.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded on “Fox and Friends” on Thursday to the offensive comments hurled against her by “comedian” Michelle Wolf.
Rather than stooping to the indecently low level of Wolf, Sanders wished the comedian a happy life.
“Look, I think that evening says a whole lot more about her than it does about me,” Sanders said of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday, according to the Daily Caller.
“The people that were my friends before that evening are my friends today and I’m going to continue doing the job that I came here to do every single day,” she said. “I’m very proud of the fact that I work in this administration for this president and we’re going to keep pushing forward and doing everything we can to make America better.”
“I think we’ve had a great first year and a half at doing that. A huge success story that we’re proud of,” Sanders continued. “I hope that she can find some of the same happiness that we all have, because I think she may need a little bit more of that in her life, because the rest of us here are doing great.”
Sanders also received encouraging words from Harris Faulkner, and some critics were unhappy that a woman of color would compliment Sanders for being a hardworking mother of three who faces adversary well by taking the “high road” during the ongoing fued:
She stands on the @WhiteHouse Press podium nearly every day doing one of the toughest jobs in Wasgington. No matter what your politics, the high road is the goal. Watch this wife and mother of 3 drive #highroad style. pic.twitter.com/GoLB6QgEt5
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) May 7, 2018
Twitter users posted the following replies:
Maureen Karas: “Harris – You look as amazing as your magnificent brain! Love your commentary and demeanor! Thank you for praising our wonderful @PressSec.”
Barbara Cherewaty: “She’s such a role model for young girls love her!!”
Demi Wu: “Yes, I completely agree with your comments. Trump supporters love & stand with Sarah Sanders…”
Sanders’ supporters came out and posted nice messages for her. Some other people did not. She had some very bitter critics who accused her of various things, proving that it’s nearly impossible to make everyone happy.
People in politics will always have enemies no matter how much they’re doing a good job. There will always be controversy and ongoing battlers and the existence of social media has opened up a world of spiteful messages being sent to so many different people. In this case, it was Sanders’ being harshly criticized and being the better person.