Another Friday night, another Trump-deranged celebrity wishing physical harm to President Trump. Fran Lebowitz was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher and she couldn’t hold in check her pure hatred of President Trump. Hey, let’s hope he gets the Khashoggi treatment from the Saudis, she said.
Lebowitz isn’t a young, overwrought liberal in Hollywood. She’s a 68-year-old liberal woman who has seen success as an author and public speaker. Occasionally, she’s an actress. She is thought of as an intellectual by our far-left betters. Her hate-filled remark to Maher, though, caught even him off-guard. Impeachment isn’t enough to appease her, she implied she wants him murdered.
Lebowitz began by saying she felt “plagued” by Trump’s presidency and “shocked” by what she claimed was criminal behavior by Attorney General William Barr over his handling of the Mueller report.
But when she was asked about impeachment, Lebowitz did not think that was enough punishment for the president, who has not been charged with any crimes.
“Certainly, he deserves to be impeached. I mean, impeachment is just the beginning of what he deserves. Not even scratching the surface of what he deserves,” Lebowitz said. “Whenever I think about this and what he really deserves, I think, ‘We should turn him over to the Saudis, you know, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter, you know. Maybe they can do the same for him.'”
She sounds nice. She is referring to Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, and Saudi dissident. It is alleged that Khashoggi was murdered by agents of the Saudi Arabian government in Istanbul during a visit to the Saudi consulate. His body hasn’t been recovered but it is believed by Turkish authorities that Khashoggi was tortured and killed by dismemberment while he was still alive. The studio audience applauded.
That’s sick, even for the Trump-deranged. Imagine being such a callous soul that this kind of off-hand remark filters into a normal conversation about politics and the President of the United States. Removing Trump from office isn’t enough, he should just be murdered.
On HBO’s @RealTimers on Friday night, guest #FranLebowitz suggested murdering @realDonaldTrump: “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.” #RealTime pic.twitter.com/X5IDzZGxM8
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) May 18, 2019
Apparently at the time, Maher’s face registered his shock at such a statement. I didn’t watch the show but that is what is being reported. The video clip in the tweet above doesn’t show Maher’s face as she talks. Blowback was swift on social media, though, and the producers of the show stepped in and told Leibowitz about it during the show. So, she did one of those apologies that really isn’t an apology – “I regret everyone misinterpreted it.” She doesn’t regret the remark. She regrets that she was caught and called on it.
“I saw your face when I said it,” she told Maher. “I didn’t realize that I had said it. I had 12 cups of coffee. I regret saying it,” Lebowitz said after the broadcast, during on the online-only ‘Overtime’ segment HBO presents via YouTube.
— Real Time (@RealTimers) May 18, 2019
Note that Lebowitz said, “They misinterpret everything. Why should they stop with me?” See, it’s not her fault, really. It’s her critics. It’s just Twitter, you know.
Look, she knew exactly what she was saying to Bill Maher during that conversation. She’s smart, remember. Maher even told the audience that she is the smartest person he knows. The interesting part is that the show’s producers caught it quick enough to ask her to correct her craziness while the show was still being filmed. Plus, how often is Bill Maher shocked by a guest’s remarks? Not often, since he is usually encouraging criticism of Trump. Maher stated the obvious – he doesn’t like President Trump – but no one should want to have physical harm inflicted on a president.
“It’s a live show,” Maher sighed. “You don’t really want to see the president dismembered by the Saudis. I don’t like Donald Trump either…NO matter who the president is we do not want physical harm.”
“I did not mean that and I regret saying it,” she said, clarifying, “I regret that everyone misinterpreted it.”
No one misinterpreted her comment. She just got caught taking Trump-derangement to another level. This is the kind of remark that prompts a visit from the Secret Service.