Don Lemon looked confused at the lame attempt of guilt by association for two of America's most admired women, but had a good chuckle nonetheless.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
A Donald Trump supporter claimed Hillary Clinton was guilty of "hypocrisy" for criticizing the GOP nominee for his "locker room talk" because of her professed admiration for Beyoncé.
Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Gov. of New York, attempted to defend Trump from the fallout from Friday's revelation of a hot mic incident, by claiming it was rich of Clinton to pile on when she herself "idolizes" and "imitates" Beyoncé whose lyrics were just as bad. Or something.
"I mentioned rap music because it’s full of the f-word, the p-word, the b-word, the a-word," said McCaughey as she began to thread the needle of her argument. Confused CNN host Don Lemon, clearly falling for McCaughey's rhetorical trap, was forced to ask where she was going with her point.
To which McCaughey dropped the hammer, the full quote making plain her thesis: "Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus, 'horrific,' but in fact, she likes language like this. 'I came to slay, bitch. When he f---ed me good I take his ass to red lobster.'
DON LEMON (HOST): So, Betsy, let me guess, you think that’s absolutely wrong, and you think all the people who came out especially on Friday and Saturday saying, we can't support Donald Trump, do you think they're already regretting it?
BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Well I think that they confirm the impression of so many Americans that professional politicians are just like rats fleeing at the first sign of trouble. And that's exactly what they were. So they may be hurt by this.
LEMON: The first sign of trouble?
TARA SETMAYER: It's not the first sign. How many times have we --
MCCAUGHEY: But I wanted to make another point too. Because I abhor lewd and bawdy language. I don't listen to rap music. I don't like that kind of thing. But Hillary Clinton when she expresses --
LEMON: Wait, you said rude and bawdy rap --
MCCAUGHEY: Bawdy language.
LEMON: I thought you said rap music?
MCCAUGHEY: I did. I mentioned rap music because it's full of the F word, the P word, the B word, the A word, the, all those --
LEMON: I don't think anybody likes that, but those people are not running for president.
MCCAUGHEY: Yes but I wanted to point something out. And which is that Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus horrific, but in fact she likes language like this. Quote, "I came to slay bitch, when he F me good I take his ass to red lobster.
LEMON: Did she say that?
SETMAYER: Oh, Beyoncé said that.
MCCAUGHEY: That happens to be a line from Beyoncé.
LEMON: I know, that's Beyoncé's --
MCCAUGHEY: Her favorite performer whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate. So you know what I'm saying to you? There's a lot of hypocrisy in Hillary Clinton expressing such horror at the language on the bus.
I imagine if Beyoncé responded to Betsy McCaughey, it would go something like this.