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Michelle Wolf held nothing back in her takedown of President Trump, his associates, and the press.

"You guys are obsessed with Trump... Did you used to date him? Because you pretend to hate him but I think you love him. I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn't sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric. But he has helped you. He's helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you're profiting off of him."

Watch the full monologue below:

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Many feel Wolf went too far, especially with her comments about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Cousin Huckabee? Is it Auntie Huckabee Sanders? Like, what’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women?”
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
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Some journalists came to Sanders' defense, arguing no woman, even Sanders, should be humiliated on national television. 

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Other said Sanders' physical appearance should not be commented on.

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Although, as actor Kumail Nanjina pointed out, Wolf never actually commented on Sanders' physical appearance, other than to compliment her smokey eye.

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Other journalists were upset because they felt Wolf's routine only further sowed distrust in the media, which is already under attack by the current administration.

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But others believe the media deserved to be called out for being complicit in the rise and normalization of Trump.

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The fact that the media holds a comedian to a higher standard than the president says a lot.

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The White House Correspondents' Association released an official statement in response to the outrage over Wolf's set, claiming the comedian's routine "was not in the spirit" of their mission.

“Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people. Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission."
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But others believe it is the job of the free press to hold those in power accountable, and the media needed a wakeup call.

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