Trump ‘deserves’ Khashoggi treatment, Maher guest Fran Lebowitz says before backpedaling
“You know, everyone’s too, too, too, too … ” Maher told the panel. “I mean, it’s a live show. You really don’t want to see the president dismembered by the Saudis. I don’t like Donald Trump either. … but no matter who the president is, we don’t want physical harm.”
“I don’t like Donald Trump either. … but no matter who the president is, we don’t want physical harm.”
“I did not mean that and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it because they misinterpret everything,” Lebowitz added.
The situation seemed reminiscent of the May 2017 controversy surrounding comedian Kathy Griffin, who posed for a photo while holding a fake head of Trump, dripping with fake blood, as if the president had been beheaded. The photo drew scorn from around the world, and Griffin lost work as a result, including an annual New Year’s Eve gig on CNN.
Lebowitz is an author and speaker best known for her appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” She also appeared on “Law & Order” and in the film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”