Joan Rivers Calls President Obama Gay, Says First Lady Is 'a Tranny'

Joan Rivers, no stranger to controversy, told a reporter this week that President Barack Obama is gay and that his wife, First Lady Michelle, is "a transgender."

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Asked by a reporter on the street whether the U.S. will ever see a gay president, the 81-year-old Rivers responded, "We already have it with Obama, so let's just calm down."

Rivers started to walk away before adding, "You know Michelle is a tranny." When the reporter asked her to confirm what she had said, Rivers said, "A transgender. We all know."

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The comedian officiated an impromptu gay wedding between two of her fans during a book signing in New York City on Monday. She earned a rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League in 2012 after likening Costco to Nazi Germany when the store refused to sell her book.



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