By Hayden Wright
A heated exchange on CNN led former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey to attack Hillary Clinton for liking and expressing admiration for Beyoncé. Her reasoning? If Donald Trump’s presidential prospects are in hot water over vulgar, explicit, and openly predatory language on Friday’s bombshell Washington Post tapes, Clinton has no excuse to endorse Beyoncé despite her catalog of explicit, sexual lyrics.
“I mentioned rap music because it’s full of the f-word, the p-word, the b-word, the a-word,” McCaughey told host Don Lemon during a panel discussion. That’s when the conversation turned to Beyoncé.
“Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus, ‘horrific,’ but in fact, she likes language like this. ‘I came to slay, bitch. When he f—ed me good I take his ass to Red Lobster.'”
“That happens to be from Beyoncé, her favorite performer,” McCaughey continued. “Whom she says she idolizes and would like to imitate. So you know what I’m saying to you? There’s a lot of hypocrisy, in Hillary Clinton expressing such horror at language on the bus.”
Lemon quickly pointed out a simple fact known well to the entire world: Donald J. Trump is running for president. Beyoncé Gisele Knowles is not.
Watch the odd and futile exercise in false equivalency here:
CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 11, 2016