Sarah Huckabee’s dad rushed to the Twitter this morning to defend his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders after Michelle Wolf’s blistering stand-up set at the White House Correspondents Dinner the previous night.
The former governor Mike Huckabee tweeted:
“The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead, they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!”
Huckabee went on to thank Maggie Haberman for “having guts to publicly denounce the vicious vile attack” on his daughter, though that is probably a generous interpretation of Haberman’s response.
Maggie Haberman, a journalist for The New York Times, tweeted that it was “impressive” that Sanders didn’t walk off the stage for jokes that criticized “her physical appearance, her job performance, and so forth.”