President Trump took plenty of humorous shots at everyone in the world of politics (including himself) last Friday at the annual Gridiron Dinner, but apparently he crossed the line when he joked about Rep. Maxine Waters’ intelligence. You know a joke got a little too close to the mark when people get this upset.
At the dinner, Trump was riffing about Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion that America mow the grass around the border to cut down on illegal immigration when he turned his attention to Waters.
“Maxine Waters, ‘He must be impeached!’ That’s all she knows how to say. ‘He must be impeached!’ Impeached!” Trump said at the event. “But he’s done nothing wrong. Doesn’t matter, they say. What has he done wrong? ‘I don’t know! You got to be impeached!’ And then I say – I get in trouble for this, ‘She has to immediately take an IQ test.’ And people go crazy. They went crazy.”
Well, they went crazy again, because apparently you can say anything you want about a white politician but you can never EVER question the intelligence of a strong, proud, black woman like Maxine Waters. MSNBC’s Matthew Miller was totally beside himself!
“Trump made an incredibly racist crack about Maxine Waters needing to take an IQ test tonight at the Gridiron and it has barely even registered a mention in coverage of the event,” Miller tweeted. “An appalling moment that I can’t believe isn’t everyone’s lead takeaway.”
Um, why would it be? How was this joke any different from talking about how he could kick Joe Biden’s ass or how Pelosi was insane for wanting to mow the grass as a form of border security? Trust us, if you’ve ever heard Waters speak, you know that her intellectual prowess is in serious doubt. It has nothing to do with her being black. You can be black and smart and you can be black and stupid. She is the latter.
She proved it in an interview with Joy Reid on Sunday, when she agreed that the joke was racist.
“This president has been called stupid, he has been called ignorant, and even his Secretary of State did not deny that he called him a moron,” Waters said. “And so he has no credibility. He has been name calling. He’s been saying all kinds of things. And I certainly expected him to come out with some racist remarks about me. So he did exactly what I expected him do. And, by the way, I’m told he wasn’t funny at all.”
Wait, so Waters admits out of her own mouth that Trump has “been called stupid.” Was it racist when people called him stupid? So why is it racist for him to question the IQ of this woman? We don’t understand the logic. This sounds like the argument of someone with a very low…
Well, you get the picture.