Maher Defends POTUS as Liberal Author Backtracks on Suggesting Trump Should Have Khashoggi’s Fate

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Liberal author Fran Lebowitz is sparking outrage after she claimed the president “deserves” the same fate as Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

On “Real Time with Bill Maher” late Friday, Lebowitz went further than anyone expected when declaring President Donald Trump “deserves to be impeached” and suggesting harsher punishment for the president because that’s “not even scratching the surface of what he deserves.”

“Whenever I think about this, and what he really deserves, 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,” she told host Bill Maher.

U.S.-based journalist Khashoggi was killed in October of 2018, thought to be tortured and dismembered at the direction by the Saudi government at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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However, the shocking remark drew “blowback” on social media, resulting in the liberal author walking back on her comment.

“I didn’t even realize that I said it. I had twelve cups of coffee,” Lebowitz said during the “Overtime” segment of the show. “[…] I did not mean that and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it.”

“You really don’t want to see the president dismembered by the Saudis,” Maher responded. “I don’t like Donald Trump either. … but no matter who the president is, we don’t want physical harm.”

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On April 23, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner urged Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for transparency over the killing of Khashoggi last year, as IJR News reported.

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“The advice I gave was, be as transparent as possible,” he said at a Time magazine forum. “We have to make sure there is accountability for what happened.”

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Jayne Deering
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” I regret that everyone misinterpreted it.”

Nobody misinterpreted anything. This meaning of her words was unmistakable. Fran Levowitz is one of the ugliest people alive today (inside AND outside) and this video clip proves both.

Wendy
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Wendy

The men in Black (SS) should be paying a visit to Ms Lebowitz. That is absolutely DISGUSTING! I’ll never cease to be amazed at the horrible anger that comes from the left. And the fact that Maher sat there & let her get away w/saying it is just as disgusting…although we shouldn’t be surprised. A lot of the left appear to be hate mongers and their crazy ideology is completely backward. If there is any racism, most of it is coming from their side, and as a black individual, I believe that with all my heart.

Michael Perloff
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Michael Perloff

Image if a well-known conservative had said that on the mainstream media about Barack Hussain Obama. There would most certainly been stories of outrageous indignation and demands for official retribution for weeks.

Melvin Branter
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Unbelievable she should be put it jail for treason.

Lcw
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Lcw

While it is despicable, it doesn’t even begin to rise to the level of treason. We do still have the first amendment, for now anyway.

Betsy Lawson
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Unbelievable…needs a visit from the Secret Service. Quite frankly Fran, if u went to jail where would they out u? Men or women? Oh sorry, too many cups of coffee. Didn’t know what I was saying.

John
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John

You’re so right. Trump or a Republican saying oppps too much coffee would be an acceptable excuse for the MSM, right?

B
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These people are shocked, absolutely “shocked” when they say such hateful, disgusting things and then don’t get the usual pat on the back byfake news/Dims. 12 cups of coffee indeed. This wordsmith knew EXACTLY what she was saying.

Marilyn Lester
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Marilyn Lester

I wonder what else she was on besides caffeine to make her say something so awful. I would love to know what makes her think our president has done something so awful as to deserve this.

Floridiana
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Floridiana

She is a slimy, filthy liar! Misinterpreted words that have no other meaning? I would like to say she should know better but, no…

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