Hey, did you hear the one about the President dying in a river? Yeah, not exactly funny material is it?
Well at a political rally, on Sunday, liberal Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings made a sick joke at President Donald Trump’s expense: “I will tell you one joke. Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe? A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim. And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.”
Imagine if a Republican Congressman had joked about President Barack Obama drowning to death? There would be outrage from liberal anchors and reporters that would last several news cycles.
Yet, so far, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN or MSNBC have touched this story.
Fox News did cover the disgusting joke. The following is from the August 20 edition of FNC’s Fox and Friends:
CO-HOST AINSLEY EARHARDT: Also yesterday there was a Democratic rally, “Stronger Together” rally down in the state of Florida. And one of the congressman down there Alcee Hastings made a very disturbing joke. Keep in mind he is a Democrat from Florida. He made this very disturbing joke at that rally. Listen.
REP. ALCEE HASTINGS: I will tell you one joke. Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe? A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac river and he can’t swim. And he says a catastrophe is anybody saves his [bleep].
CO-HOST STEVE DOOCY: Well that just goes to show you the tenor of political discourse these days. Where he is making a joke about – you know I don’t think he ever thought it would go public but obviously everybody’s got camera phones these days, everything always goes public.
CO-HOST BRIAN KILMEADE: Steve, he is at the podium with a microphone in front of an audience you have to assume it’s gonna go public.
DOOCY: Not necessarily.
KILMEADE: For him, what is he trying to do there? Is he trying to galvanize people against Trump. I’m pretty sure the Democrats are galvanized. Saying something inappropriate? I mean obviously he wrote that ahead of time.
EARHARDT: That he prefers the President drown? Drown in the Potomac River. The double standard. Imagine if a Republican said that about a Democrat in office. Imagine if a Republican stood at a podium and said that about the president, President Obama? The last administration. What would be the outcry? Would it be all over the other networks?