A Donald Trump supporter claimed Hillary Clinton was guilty of "hypocrisy" for criticizing the GOP nominee for his "locker room talk" because of her professed admiration for Beyoncé.
Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Gov. of New York, attempted to defend Trump from the fallout from Friday's revelation of a hot mic incident, by claiming it was rich of Clinton to pile on when she herself "idolizes" and "imitates" Beyoncé whose lyrics were just as bad. Or something.
"I mentioned rap music because it's full of the f-word, the p-word, the b-word, the a-word," said McCaughey as she began to thread the needle of her argument. Confused CNN host Don Lemon, clearly falling for McCaughey's rhetorical trap, was forced to ask where she was going with her point.
To which McCaughey dropped the hammer, the full quote making plain her thesis: "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. 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."
Here's the video of some choice verbal jujitsu.
"All that, and a @Beyonce reference," said @donlemon. Here's the @Betsy_McCaughey moment our host was referencing https://t.co/n1xzb7QtJZ
- CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 11, 2016
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.