Michelle Wolf compares Ivanka Trump to herpes

Comedian Michelle Wolf on Sunday compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE’s daughter and adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLincoln Project attorney on billboards lawsuit threat: 'Please peddle your scare tactics elsewhere' Biden pushes back on Trump: 'Crass' to go after political rival's children Lawyers for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards MORE to herpes during a segment on her Netflix show.

Wolf also compared Trump to vaginal mesh, an implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse that has recently come under fire for causing significant medical complications.


“Ivanka, you’re like vaginal mesh,” Wolf said in a segment about how to insult Trump administration officials in public. “You were supposed to support women, but now you have blood all over you and you’re at the center of a dozen lawsuits.”

Wolf's remarks are just the latest inflammatory comments from a celebrity directed toward a Trump administration official.

They come weeks after "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a c--- and less than a month after Robert DeNiro said "f--- Trump" from the stage of the Tony Awards. 

The insults have led to hand-wringing from some Democrats worried their party might lose the upper hand in a war over civility; others have said the insults risk making the left look extreme while riling up conservatives.

Others have argued that such criticisms are ridiculous and that it is important for President Trump's critics to rise up publicly and aggressively, regardless of their word choices. 

Wolf herself has been a major character in this debate.

She caused a stir in Washington and gained national fame when she delivered a scathing monologue criticizing Trump administration officials, including White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Ivanka Trump, at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in May. 

In the comments on her Netflix show, Wolf was riffing on the recent string of Trump administration officials who have faced protests in public: Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenWatchdog finds top DOJ officials were 'driving force' behind Trump's child separation policy: NYT More than million in DHS contracts awarded to firm of acting secretary's wife: report DHS IG won't investigate after watchdog said Wolf, Cuccinelli appointments violated law MORE was confronted by chanting protestors at a Mexican restaurant, and immigration protesters gathered outside of White House adviser Stephen Miller’s home.

Wolf said she agrees these officials should face pushback, but she said “you can’t just casually harass these people.”

“You have to insult them specifically,” Wolf said. “‘You’re a c---’ doesn’t hurt them. It’s on their vision board.”

She went through possible insults for Ivanka Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Trump looms over Ernst's tough reelection fight in Iowa Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask MORE (R-Ky.), Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA eases permitting for modifications to polluting facilities | Rocky Mountain National Park closed due to expanding Colorado wildfire | Trump order strips workplace protections from civil servants EPA eases permitting for modifications to polluting facilities Overnight Energy: Barrett punts on climate, oil industry recusals | Ex-EPA official claims retaliation in lawsuit | Dems seek to uphold ruling ousting Pendley MORE and others.

“Is your nickname herpes?” Wolf said of Trump. “Because you’re not necessarily the most dangerous person in the administration but you’re very unpleasant, totally incurable and you always show up when we’re about to get f---ed.”

Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersCompanies start responding to pressure to bolster minority representation Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Safeguarding US elections by sanctioning Russian sovereign debt MORE (D-Calif.) last week encouraged people to peacefully protest Trump administration officials in public. Wolf said she agrees with Waters's call.