Do watch the whole thing, it's hysterical.
Here's your money quote though:
“You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you use to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him. I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn’t sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric. But he has helped you. He’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you’re profiting off of him. And if you’re going to profit off of Trump, you should at least give him some money because he doesn’t have any.”
Needless to say, the Sunday shows have been howling all day about this. Hit dogs holler the loudest. But as Steve M. points out, Wolf's real accomplishment was upstaging Donald Trump.
Since Trump descended that escalator in 2015, no one's managed to upstage him -- except a comedian who was as harsh and vulgar as he is.
Clinton aide Philippe Reines told us last month that the Democrats should run someone in 2020 who'll get down and dirty the way Trump does, who'll be as brazen and uncensored. Last night suggests that he has a point -- except that nearly all the coverage of Michelle Wolf is negative.
So you can't seize attention from Trump except by being Trump, but if you are Trump, they'll slam you. You can't win.
Democrats need to keep that in mind. No matter what the Dems' message is in 2020, it will be drowned out by the Trump Show. "Hillary Clinton didn't have a platform" was the biggest lie of 2016, and I expect the same will be true of the Dem running in 2020. The media certainly didn't care. What they cared about was Trump, because Trump sold copy, commercials, and clicks.
Clinton wasn't news until she lost.