Michelle Wolf on "The Break with Michelle Wolf" (Cara Howe/Netflix)

Michelle Wolf on "The Break": Ivanka is "just Donald Trump if he drank water and had a better wig"

"Ivanka is so damaging to women that she causes toxic shock syndrome," the comedian joked on her hit Netflix show


Rachel Leah
July 30, 2018 4:44PM (UTC)

After comedian Michelle Wolf alerted viewers that the world is still very much burning — seemingly referring to any number of the terrible news stories and tragedies that occurred this month — the Netflix host aimed her most pointed jokes during Sunday's episode of "The Break" at first daughter and Senior White House Adviser Ivanka Trump.

"This week, I finally change my tune and say that Ivanka is good . . . at tanking a business," the comedian joked during the show's introduction.

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And that one-liner was just the tip of the iceberg.

"Big news this week: Ivanka Trump is closing her fashion line," Wolf explained. "So, you know what that means? You better buy Ivanka's clothes while you still can – Nazi memorabilia tends to skyrocket in value."

After beaming at the camera with a sly "Yes, I know what I just said" type of grin, Wolf demonstrated how thoughtful and strategic her jokes truly are.

"Fox News: Since I know you're watching, we made this to save you the trouble," the comedian said, pointing downwards to a mock "Fox & Friends" lower-third chyron that read: "'COMEDIAN' MICHELLE WOLF CALLS IVANKA TRUMP A NAZI."

Expertly, even the word comedian was written in quotes. "Now you can spend more time sexually harassing each other at work," Wolf jabbed at the network's employees.

The joke predicting Monday's response from Fox or other conservative outlets recalled the controversy surrounding Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner roast and her refusal to back down amid negative coverage of her jokes aimed at Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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But the Fox News quips were just a sidebar. Wolf was not finished with Trump – yet.

"Do you guys remember that article that said that Ivanka was America's most powerful Jewish woman?" she asked, referencing a CNN article published in June 2017.

"She couldn't keep a garment company in business, which I believe makes her the least powerful Jewish woman," Wolf joked. "She's less successful than every poor 'Fiddler on the Roof' character who came here in 1900 to sell fabrics on West 30th Street."

In case anyone felt that Wolf was being too harsh, the comedian reminded her audience that, at the end of the day, the first daughter is also a member of the Trump family.

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"The next time you're tempted to respect Ivanka or give her the benefit of the doubt, remember: She's just Donald Trump if he drank water and had a better wig," Wolf deadpanned.

"Ivanka, if you were any worse of an example for your children, you'd be your husband," Wolf added. "I got to be honest, I'm not sure what Jared's whole role in their marriage or any situation is. I do know he definitely should not be in politics. He should be prancing in a field screaming, 'Papa! I found a butterfly. If I catch one, do I get a taffy?' Anyway, that guy is not going to do well in prison."

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Rachel Leah

Rachel Leah is a culture writer for Salon. You can follow her on Twitter: @rachelkleah.

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