Fran Lebowitz said she regrets that “everyone misinterpreted” her comment onb Bill Mahers Real Time Friday night, when she suggested the U.S. turn President Donald Trump “over to the Saudis, his buddies – the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.”
“Maybe they could do the same for him,” she told Maher, who had asked if she favored impeaching the president.
Lebowitz apologized later in the show, after producers alerted Maher her remark had triggered “blowback” on Twitter.
“I saw your face when I said it,” she told Maher. “I didnt 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.
“Its a live show,” Maher sighed. “You dont really want to see the president dismembered by the Saudis. I dont 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.”
Pete Buttigieg, meanwhile, is mayor of a town that has fewer residents than the building she lives in.
Informing his studio audience that opening guest Lebowitz is the smartest person he knows, Maher kicked off their sit-down asking her to solve his Trump “dilemma.” He doesnt want to devote all his time to our current POTUS, but doesnt want to ignore the problem.
“Are you asking me if Im sick of thinking about Donald Trump?” Lebowitz shot back. “You cannot IMAGINE how sick I am of thinking about Donald Trump.”
“On the other hand, I want to say, thinking about him doesnt really require thought. Its more Im plagued by him,” she confided to Mahers Real Time crowd. “Like having a chronic ailment you try to ignore.”
Mahrer said Robert Muellers report depressed him; Lebowitz said she wasnt so much.
“I didnt have the highest hopes for the Mueller report, only because I remembered Robert Mueller was a Republican and he was the head of the FBI so I didnt think he was the second coming of Thurgood Marshall as many people seemed to imagine,” she explained.
“The most youthful thing about me is, I retain an ability to be shocked by these people,” she joked. “So, I was shocked by [Attorney General Bill] Barr. Its a criminal thing that he did, that he would rewrite the thing and give you a completely false idea what was in it, and then stop anyone from finding out anything about it,” she described, of Barrs handling of the Mueller Report.
Asked whether Trump should be impeached, Lebowitz insisted “Impeachment would be just the beginning of what he deserves.” Thats when she suggested we turn him over to “the Saudis, his buddies – the same Saudis who got rid of” WaPo columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
“Maybe they could do the same for him,” she had said, opening the program.
Who does the sardonic wit sometimes compared to Dorothy Parker favor for 2020?
“Elizabeth Warren,” she said, without hesitation. “Because shes very smart.”
“Everyone thinks Pete Buttigieg is the smartest, because he want to Harvard and Oxford,” she said. But she knows any number of people who went to those schools, who arent smart – just lucky.
She acknowledged, a lot of her friends like Mayor Pete because “hes gay, hes mayor of South Bend, thats adorable.”
“More people live in my building than in South Bend. Indiana,” she quipped, suggesting Buttigieg “do something first” and then run for the White House.
How about current frontrunner, former Veep Joe Biden, Mahrer asked.
“I never liked Joe Biden,” she shot back. “I know this is against the law. I never ever forgot the Anita Hill hearings. I hated him from that second. I always hateRead More – Source