At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, alleged comedian and feminist Michelle Wolf gave a widely-panned performance that included “jokes” about killing babies, an inordinate number of curse words, and an attack on the White House press secretary’s faith and appearance.
Reporters and politicos from both sides of the aisle condemned the attack on Sanders, who was sitting only a feet away from Wolf at the time she delivered the harsh remarks. Even White House Correspondents’ Association President Margaret Talev threw Wolf under the bus for the divisive monologue — although Talev hand-picked Wolf, so you can judge the sincerity of such condemnation yourself.
Sanders looked visibly upset at the time of the remarks but said nothing. She has yet to put out a public statement regarding Wolf’s comments, but a reporter from The Daily Caller, Benny Johnson, recalled Sanders’ reaction to the event on his Facebook page.
And her response, unsurprisingly, was nothing but class.
“I was in the room last night when that wretched, leftist ‘comedian’ began attacking Sarah Sanders to her face. It was disgusting. You could not really see it on TV, but virtually no one in the room was laughing. I saw even some of the most liberal reporters in the profession cringe with disgust,” started Johnson, accurately noting that the Left would lose their collective mind if a conservative doled out such an attack on a liberal woman.
Sanders, though, said Johnson, “is a better and bigger person than the sad leftists who attack her.”
Speaking with Sanders about the attack at the MSNBC after-party, Johnson said the press secretary “stood firm.”
“Sarah Sanders was smiling. She owned it. I asked her about the attack and she shrugged with a smile and just said the attacks didn’t bother her and that she’s praying for the comedian,” he wrote.
“That is the kind of woman she is,” Johnson added. “Flying into a city to cheap-shot a working mother to her face in front of a room of one thousand journalists because you disagree with her politically is not brave. It’s the definition of a coward and a bully. Putting up with it and forgiving that person afterward? That is real power. That is strength. That is class. That is Sarah Sanders.”