Veteran social commentator Fran Lebowitz was once compared with the great satirist Dorothy Parker, which was as undeservedly flattering to the hard-edged Lebowitz as it was insulting to the witty Parker, whose comedic genius followed her to the grave. (Her epitaph, which she wrote, was “Excuse my dust.”)
Lebowitz, whose creative output is limited these days mostly to writing for “Vanity Fair,” was a guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” last Friday, where she suggested handing Donald Trump over to the Saudis to be butchered in the same manner as Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered and dismembered.
“Whenever I think about this and what he really deserves,” she said, referring to the president, “I think 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!” The comment was greeted by laughter and applause from the audience.
The Daily Mail reports that Lebowitz attempted to walk back her comment later in the show after learning it had caused a stir on social media.
“I didn’t realize that I had said it,” she said during the “Overtime” section of the program. “I had twelve cups of coffee. I regret saying it. I did not mean that and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it.”
Misinterpreted? Seriously? Watch the video, and decide for yourself:
Fran Lebowitz suggests we murder President Trump. “We should turn him over to the Saudis, his buddies. The same Saudi’s who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.” Last night on Bill Maher. This is truly sick! pic.twitter.com/NffNdt01IU
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) May 18, 2019
No matter how Lebowitz couches her mea culpa, her comment was just more proof that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of insane, bloodthirsty rage and hate. And yes, they really do want Trump dead.