Michelle Wolf compares Ivanka Trump to herpes

Comedian Michelle Wolf on Sunday compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE’s daughter and adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday Women set to take key roles in Biden administration New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report 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 NielsenBiden picks first Latino to lead Homeland Security Judge says acting DHS secretary appointment unlawful, invalidates DACA suspension Biden's hard stand on foreign election interference signals funding fight 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 approves two energy regulators, completing panel On The Money: Biden announces key members of economic team | GOP open to Yellen as Treasury secretary, opposed to budget pick | GAO: Labor Department 'improperly presented' jobless data Senate GOP open to confirming Yellen to be Biden's Treasury secretary MORE (R-Ky.), Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA's scientific integrity in question over science rule Major unions back Fudge for Agriculture secretary Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight 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 WatersOn The Money: Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | JPMorgan: Economy will shrink in first quarter due to COVID-19 spike Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed Maxine Waters says Biden win is 'dawn of a new progressive America' MORE (D-Calif.) last week encouraged people to peacefully protest Trump administration officials in public. Wolf said she agrees with Waters's call.