Thank you, Betsy McCaughey.
We really needed a laugh today.
The former New York Lt. Governor, McCaughey was a guest on CNN last night, sitting across from Don Lemon and trying to defend Donald Trump's use of certain explicit language.
You know what we're talking about, right?
We're talking about the video that surfaced last Friday in which Trump tells Billy Bush that he can just "grab" a woman by her "pussy" because he's a "star" and can do "anything."
Trump also says in this 2005 footage that he can't help himself... sometimes he sees a female and just starts kissing before, unable to even wait for permission.
The tape, released by The Washington Post, has resulted in Trump plummeting in the polls, while also losing support of Republicans around the country.
But McCaughey remains by Trump's side!
In the footage above, McCaughey explains:
“I abhor lewd and bawdy language. I don’t listen to rap music. I don’t like that kind of thing, but Hillary Clinton, when she expresses ..."
At this point, McCaughey looks down at her notes and Lemon asks her why she's referencing rap music.
“I mentioned rap music because it’s full of the f-word, the p-word, the b-word, the a-word,” she said, to which Lemon reasonably replied:
"I don’t think anybody likes that but those people are not running for president."
Fair enough. But whatever, McCaughey basically said.
She had a ridiculous point to make!
“Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus, ‘horrific,’ but in fact, she likes language like this,” McCaughey said.
Whatever does she mean? She means that Clinton is on record as saying she loves Beyonce and Beyonce has sung such lyrics as:
I came to slay, bitch. When he f-ed me good I take his ass to Red Lobster.
Yes, McCaughey actually reads these words out loud on air. TWICE!
"That happens to be from Beyoncé, her favorite performer," she explains. "Whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate. There’s a lot of hypocrisy in Hillary Clinton expressing such horror at language on the bus.
Yeah, no. There's really not.
Please tell us we don't need to explain why it isn't hypocritical to like an artist who sometimes uses salty language...
... while still condemning a candidate for President who says he kisses and touches women against their will.
“As much as I like hearing you say that, Hillary Clinton did not say those words,” Lemon responds, after he stops laughing.
“Donald Trump actually said the words, and as my mom would say, that’s the horse of another color.”
Yes, thank you.
Moreover, Beyonce is singing about someone making love to her in a pleasureful manner and then purchasing that person dinner at Red Lobster.
Trump is talking about trying to sleep with a married women (who he later tried to fire for turning him down) and touching the genitalia of the opposite sex because a celebrity can do whatever he wants.
It isn't exactly the same thing.
And that's before we even get into the fact that Trump is running for the highest office in the land.
You crazy, Betsy McCaughey. Thanks for making us laugh.