Michelle Wolf and Kanye

Michelle Wolf, is a 32-year-old standup comedian that I have always found to be extremely bright and funny, especially in her work as contributor and writer for "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah." She's also going to host a Netflix talk show. Her star is clearly rising.  She surely put herself on the national map last night with what she did at the White House Correspondents Association dinner, which was held at the Washington Hilton. 

Her stand-up routine last night, sans Trump in attendance, of course, blasted 45, but what people didn't expect were the blistering insults that Wolf laid down on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Some of the more controversial Wolf blurbs:

“Every time Sarah steps up to the podium, I get excited,” Wolf said. “I’m not really sure what we’re going to get, you know? A press briefing, a bunch of lies or divided into softball teams. ‘It’s shirts and skins, and this time don’t be such a little bitch, Jim Acosta.’

“I actually really like Sarah. 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.

“I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Aunt Huckabee Sanders? What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Ah, I know…Aunt Coulter.”

Ok, fine, Wolf did what she had to do. She had a career to advance, took the opportunity to make headlines, so she went a-little-too-far in her standup routine, opting to degrade Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Fine. I mean, that's is what it is. 

Do I think she went a little too far? Not really, I've heard far worse things said about Huckabee Sanders. Last night's jokes were relatively tame in comparison to what some in the media have described the WH Press secretary in the past. 

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So why the pushback? The reason for this "controversy" is quite simple. This is coming off a week where the Seven-decade war ended between the two Koreas, and Kanye West completely changed the way America perceived the President and his administration. 

Want to know why what West did was so important? He humanized Donald J. Trump. The fact that Kanye West, maybe the most influential and groundbreaking musician of the decade, said he "loves Donald Trump," and even, to the shock of many, wore his red "Make American Great Again" hat in public, is a total humanization of a President, the same president that has been pushed as rather dangerous and capable of anything, by most of the mainstream media. 

Then the conversation of critical thinking happened. Kanye, or anybody. sharing abstract thoughts on social media should not be deemed "crazy". It just reinforces the idea that people should be allowed to think critically, expressive of their own free will. If a person believes Donald Trump is doing a good job then who are we to call them "crazy" or a "Nazi." These kinds of questions are now being asked by millions of Americans thanks to Kanye.

I can't say I am an unadorned fan of Donald Trump's, but the same week Kanye went MAGA, there also was sudden peace in the Korean peninsula, the market did great again, and unemployment was still at an all-time low, all those things, whether you believe they were Obama's doing or the reverse, have suddenly made some skeptics realize that things are going ok in America. And that degrading this administration further may be counterproductive to the overall cause. When it comes to Trump, his morality always comes to be questioned, but now that Kanye has all but humanized him to the pop culture crowd, a man that was all but described as a monster by most of the press and who claims all news against him is "fake" has just been given the greatest boost of all by a musician that many consider to be a God of American culture.