CNN’s Ana Navarro perfectly put into context the hypocrisy behind the Trump supporting whining about Michelle Wolf’s brutally truthful set at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Trump supporters are crying a river over Wolf’s pull no punches comments about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the Trump administration, but Ana Navarro brought a the truth with a single picture:
Seems some ppl usually offended at lies & attacks on the media by Trump WH, today are offended a comedienne publicly calling out Trump WH on their lies & attacks on the media. But hey, fortunately in the Trump era, only politically-correct “snowflakes” should care about feelings. pic.twitter.com/r9FtRZaAhm
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 29, 2018
Trump supporters are outraged because a comedian stood up and told the brutal truth
Look at what Wolf said about Huckabee Sanders:
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 29, 2018
Here are her exact words, “And of course we have Sarah Huckabee Sanders. We are graced with her presence I love you as aunt Lydia in The Handmaid’s Tale, Mike Pence if you haven’t seen it you’d love it. 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. It’s shirts and skin and this time don’t be such a little bitch Jim Acosta. I really really like Sarah, I think she’s very resourceful. Like, 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. And I never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. You know is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Cousin Huckabee is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders. What’s uncle Tom for white women who disappoint other white women? Oh I know, it’s Ann Coulter.”
Wolf called Huckabee Sanders a liar who burns facts. She didn’t mention Huckabee Sanders looks, but she did call her out for being a disappointment to her fellow women.
People who support Trump don’t get to be outraged by going over the line
Trump supporters loved it when Trump “told it like it is” by mocking a disabled reporter, calling Mexicans rapists, and regularly used profanity in front of children. Trump supporters had no problem with children hearing a presidential candidate talk about “grabbing them by the pu**ies,” but they are losing their minds over a comedian who made some really obvious jokes about a White House that is fact free in every way.
Navarro’s point was dead on. Trump supporters can’t cheer a campaign that was based on a cry of f*ck your feelings and then get bent out of shape when the same tone is given back to them by a comedian.
You built this culture by supporting Trump, and now you have to live with it.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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