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Chelsea Handler: ‘Sarah Sanders doesn’t deserve pity — she lies to us every day’

As the whirlwind of press continues to surge in the wake of Michelle Wolf‘s speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, her detractors are trying to control the narrative, saying that her comments were offensive, derogatory, and even misogynist.

Most of the criticism centers around Wolf’s comments directed at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but Wolf’s defenders say the criticism was warranted considering the fact that Sanders uses her platform to regurgitate Trump’s lies to the American people.

“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited because I’m not sure what we’re going to get: A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams,” Wolf said a the dinner.

“I actually really like Sarah,” she continued. “I think she’s very resourceful. But 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. It’s probably lies.”

While some thought this was an attack on Sanders’ looks, others said it was nothing of the sort. Wolf later clarified her remarks on Twitter.

“Why are you guys making this about Sarah’s looks? I said she burns facts and uses the ash to create a *perfect* smoky eye,” she tweeted Sunday. “I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials.”

Fellow comedian Andy Richter agreed, tweeting that “”NO ONE MADE FUN OF HER LOOKS.”

But a common theme that echoed in the sentiments of those running to her defense was that Sanders’ position as a water-bearer for the Trump administration makes her more than fair game for comedians. According to comedian Billy Eichner, Wolf’s jokes are just the beginning.

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies to the American people almost every day and defends the lies, incompetence and cruel behavior of the most unqualified and embarrassing President in modern times,” he tweeted. “You think the jokes last night were harsh? Wait until history has its way with her.”

One hugely engaged tweet came from comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, who said that Wolf’s gig as the top speaker at the WHCD is “unwinnable.”

“Hosting the WH Correspondent’s dinner is an unwinnable gig,” Handler tweeted. “If you go too far, you lose, if you don’t go far enough, you lose. Reminder that Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not deserve our pity. She lies to us every single day.”

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