On Tuesday, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly made an incredibly racist and sexist remark about Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, commenting:
“I didn’t hear a word [Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a picture of James, it’s the same wig.”
O’Reilly later apologized, but the controversy over his comments has continued and was the topic on CNN Wednesday morning when former GOP Congressman Jack Kingston and Jen Psaki were the guests. Kingston asserted that it was perfectly acceptable for conservatives to make fun of a black woman’s hair because liberals call Donald Trump orange:
“What I don’t like is the left always runs and clutches, ‘Oh, I’m a woman, don’t say anything bad about me’ or ‘I belong to a certain race.’ It seems it is always that card that is played. It is okay to call the President of the United States ‘orange’ and ‘red head,’ and all kinds of derogatory things, and make fun of his wife right and left.”
Then Kingston whined that Republicans are ridiculed on Saturday Night Live, but no one has a problem with that:
“It always seems to me there is a double standard when somebody from the right is being criticized. Oh, it’s funny, make fun of him. All day long on Saturday Night Live, run the clips all day long.”
A couple of things to consider regarding what Jack Kingston said:
- Trump is orange by choice. That’s a fake tan and it’s only right to make fun of how ridiculous it looks.
- Saturday Night Live makes fun of both parties. They’ve had a field day with Bill and Hillary Clinton and have even made fun of President Obama at times. What they do is satire and is meant to make fun of the absurdity we see in the world.
- Don’t even get me started on Melania Trump or we’ll be here the rest of the week.
So suck it up, Republicans. Even you guys have to admit Trump is a damn joke.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org