Radio talk show personalities Rush Limbaugh and Chris Stigall explicitly references Bartiromo’s chest, while Fox News host Greg Gutfeld could not stop discussing her ‘gloves’
And it wasn’t just political personalities who were taken by Bartiromo’s appearance.
‘Am I supposed to focus on @HillaryClinton or @MariaBartiromo’s breasts?’ wrote stand-up comedian Judy Gold.
‘Maria Bartiromo’s boobs are distracting me,’ tweeted viewer Erin Kathleen, who then added the hashtag #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
Viewer Louis Irvin called Bartiromo the ‘real winner’ at the dinner.
‘She was absolutely stunning,’ he added. ‘Perfect positioning seat wise!’
As for Bartiromo herself, the two-time Emmy Award-winner took the comments all in stride and asked her fans to instead focus on the charity
As for Bartiromo herself, the two-time Emmy Award-winner took the comments all in stride.
The anchor appeared on Fox Business on Friday morning, and said she had a message for all her fans.
‘This is to all my Twitter followers out there, who have a lot to say this morning,’ she began.
‘I’m going to quote Julia Roberts, “They’re called boobs, Ed.”‘
‘It’s not a big deal,’ she then added after quoting Erin Brokovich, before letting the anchors move on to the news of the day.
Bartriomo also took to her Twitter, to remind her fans that charity was the ‘real story’, noting that the dinner had raised $6million for New York children in need.
The anchor appeared on Fox Business on Friday morning, and said she had a message for all her fans. Quoting the Julia Roberts film Erin Brokovich, she said: ‘They’re just boobs, Ed’
Trump also made headlines for his appearance at the dinner last night – but it wasn’t praise being heaped on him.
The Republican presidential candidate was booed by the crowd at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel when he accused Clinton of ‘hating Catholics’ and ‘corruption’.
Historically, the dinner is embraced by presidential candidates as a chance to showcase self-deprecating humor and light-hearted jabs at their rivals.