‘I had 12 cups of coffee’: Fran Lebowitz offers half-hearted apology over Trump murder suggestion
The author was asked whether she thought the president should be impeached on Friday night’s show, and she responded that “impeachment would be just the beginning of what he deserves,” going on to suggest he be sent “over to the Saudis, his buddies – the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.”Also on rt.com ‘You're making yourselves look weak’: Bill Maher goads Dems for fruitless Trump complaints (VIDEO)
Lebowitz was referring to the dismemberment of the Washington Post journalist inside the Saudi embassy in Turkey in October, “Maybe they could do the same for [Trump],” she said.
Far left author Fran Lebowitz called for Trump’s assassination on @RealTimers.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 18, 2019
“We should turn him over to the Saudis, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.”
These people are sick.
If a conservative said this when Obama was president. @HBO would have folded by now— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 18, 2019
Bill Maher Guest suggests Trump ASSASSINATION by sending him to the same people who 'got rid of that reporter'....https://t.co/f4PEUuRnpb— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 18, 2019
These people should be brought in , interrogated and then jailed if they continue to call for President’s assassination . Don’t see the MSM taking these comments and saying this will incite hate and violence 🤥— jb (@jbgopsu) May 18, 2019
Lebowitz was alerted to the furore her idea generated by the show’s producers and apologized during the ‘Overtime’ segment after the main Real Time with Bill Maher show.
“I saw your face when I said it,” she told Maher, after suggesting it was the producers who wanted her to apologize. “I didn’t realize that I had said it. I had 12 cups of coffee. I regret saying it.”
“I did not mean that, and I regret saying it, I regret that everyone misrepresented it because they misinterpret everything,” the author added when pressed by Maher.
Many viewers were unimpressed by Lebowitz’s apology and enraged by her statements about Trump. Some appeared to enjoy Lebowitz’s sentiment, while others criticized Maher for “throwing her under the bus.”
I guess coffee is the Ambien of the day. “Itwasn’t my fault. It was the drugs talking”— Sneakers1957 (@sneakers1957) May 18, 2019
Ohhh okkayy. Yeah, nice try. We didn’t misinterpret anything. We heard loud and clear what frumpy evil Fran said about The President of the United States. Shame on her!@POTUS@realDonaldTrump@SecretService@billmaher#FranLebowitz— Jewels (@jewelstweeeets) May 18, 2019
Backpedaling and not very good at it. You said it, you meant it, but hey it’s okay....actually it’s not. At least you’ll never get censored by @Twitter for a hate threat. #typical#shameful#FreedomOfSpeech#Hypocrisy#DoubleStandards#TraitorsAmongUs#FranLebowitz— Her Mom ♥️🙏🇺🇸👨👩👧 ♥️ (@SharonaVee) May 18, 2019
She regrets it but she’s not sorry or apologetic. She regrets being called out.— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) May 18, 2019
She's talking about using same "rules" Trump is going by. She was pretty clear....and she didn't "suggest murdering Trump," either. She suggested that's what he deserves. It's a shame that so many people can't (or won't) differentiate between the two.— HtownAries (@HtownAries) May 18, 2019
Real Time tossing Fran under a bus. What happened to “no apologies”?! Fran was bold, hilarious and unapologetic. Just what Bill Maher imagines himself to be. But isn’t anymore.— Renee🌊❄️V (@rjw411) May 18, 2019
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