"And she is useless. So I think it’s very fair to point out that she's doing a terrible job," the Netflix host says while defending Samantha Bee.
The creator and host of Netflix's new weekly topical series "The Break" doesn't understand why comedians keep getting in trouble for going after the president's daughter. "Ivanka is part of the Trump administration. She's fair game," Wolf said. "And she is useless. So I think it's very fair to point out that she's doing a terrible job."
Wolf first hit the cultural zeitgeist during her hosting -- or was that roasting? -- stint at the White House Correspondents Dinner, where she threw some pointed barbs at Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The jokes were quickly misinterpreted to be shaming Sanders' appearance, and everyone from the Trump administration to the media found themselves all types of offended.
This time, though, Wolf did talk about Ivanka's appearance, though she again wasn't insulting her over it. "She's one of those worst kind of girls," Wolf explained. "We're all fooled by her because Eric and Don Jr. aren't attractive. And then we pull that, 'Well, she's just a little girl! She's just a pretty little girl.' And that's why you shouldn't underestimate women: they'll look like a pretty little girl and they'll steal the children right out from under you."
Bee was lambasting the administration about ICE separating parents and children at the border -- with many children subsequently getting lost in the system -- and called on Ivanka to do something about it. But all the media heard was those four letters.
"I think there's a distraction method of, 'Oh, if we talk about this part of something then people won't focus on the actual part of substance," Wolf said. "You could go with that kind of theory or you could go with the theory of, 'Oh, they just got Roseanne out, this other woman said something, so we should do a tit for tat here.' People just don't like that word, I guess!"
"The Break with Michelle Wolf" airs new episodes every Sunday on Netflix.