Meghan McCain called Michelle Wolf‘s White House Correspondents’ Dinner stand-up routine a “gift” for President Donald Trump immediately following the event, and she got to say it to the comedian’s face on “The View” on Wednesday.
Wolf appeared on the show to discuss reactions to her set, most of which came in response to her joke about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ eyeliner. Critics believed she poked fun at the press secretary’s looks — when in fact, she called her smoky eye “perfect.”
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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. I complimented her eye makeup and her ingenuity of materials. https://t.co/slII9TYdYx
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) April 29, 2018
“I mean, the people that did, I just was, like, ‘Oh, I thought you were smarter,'” she said. “I’m like, ‘I think you have something to say about her looks — I’m fine with how she looks.'”
While most of the ladies of “The View” proceeded to compliment Wolf’s “hilarious” and “very funny” jokes, McCain decided to put her on blast.
“I actually thought your stand-up routine was a gift to the Trump administration in that liberals were criticizing you as well,” she said. “The [White House Correspondents’] Association is now saying that it’s considering having no comedians whatsoever in the future. How would you feel if you killed another comedian’s job?”
Wolf, however, wasn’t phased.
“I mean, I don’t care,” she fired back. “It’s not like a great job. I mean, I think everyone that’s ever done it has been like, ‘Great, now I don’t have to do it again.'”
“The whole time I called it a homework assignment,” she added. “But it being, like, a gift to Trump — I don’t think it was a gift to Trump any more than every single news show, and I put that in quotes, ‘news,’ is a gift to Trump.”