Liberal author Fran Lebowitz suggested that President Trump should be turned over to the Saudis.
“The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter, you know. Maybe they can do the same for him,” Lebowitz said during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Lebowitz was referencing the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi who U.S. intelligence determined was killed by the Saudi government.
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The author made the comments after Maher had asked her about the possibility of President Trump being impeached.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “What kind of person says this? Plus she said it on NATIONAL TV?”
#FranLebowitz says President @realDonaldTrump should be turned over to the Saudis for them to murder him like they did to reporter #KamalKhashhoggi.
What kind of person says this? Plus she said it on NATIONAL TV?@SecretService433:09 AM – May 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy29 people are talking about this
“Truly disgusting that she would say this,” actress Kristy Swanson wrote.
On Bill Maher, Fran Lebowitz suggests murdering President Donald Trump: “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.”
Truly disgusting she would say this, disgusting that Bill Maher kept engaging & also disgusting on all the people that clapped and cheered. Wow!2,70810:46 PM – May 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy672 people are talking about this
“Should be arrested…Fran Lebowitz!” another person tweeted.
Should be arrested … Fran Lebowitz! https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1129592574296117253 …Sara A. Carter✔@SaraCarterDCScandal: Fran Lebowitz Suggests Murdering President @realDonaldTrump on Real Time with @billmaher on @HBO | VIDEO | https://saraacarter.com/scandal-fran-lebowitz-suggests-murdering-president-donald-trump-on-hbo/ …4412:50 AM – May 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy26 people are talking about this
Another user suggested the Secret Service should get involved.
Does Fran Lebowitz know what the job of the Secret Service is? And by the way, where are they in this? https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/1129592574296117253 …Sara A. Carter✔@SaraCarterDCScandal: Fran Lebowitz Suggests Murdering President @realDonaldTrump on Real Time with @billmaher on @HBO | VIDEO | https://saraacarter.com/scandal-fran-lebowitz-suggests-murdering-president-donald-trump-on-hbo/ …541:21 AM – May 18, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy35 people are talking about this
One user suggested that Lebowitz’s comments may have consequences in the next election, writing, “Fran Lebowitz and Bill Maher did more tonight to help re-elect Trump in 2020 than they’ll ever know.”
Not everyone was upset about her comments, however. “Don’t worry about it, #FranLebowitz….not all of us are overly sensitive and unable to distinguish when someone is being serious or not,” one Twitter user wrote.Whoops! We couldn’t access this Tweet.
“Don’t walk it back, Fran,” another comment said.
Lebowitz later said that her comments were “misinterpreted.” “I saw your face when I said it,” she told Maher. “I didn’t even realize that I said it. I had twelve cups of coffee. I regret saying it.”