The left turned on one of its own, torching former Secretary of State John Kerry for comparing the president of the United States to an “insecure teenage girl.”
Kerry made the insulting joke in an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, as he promoted his new memoir, “Every Day is Extra.”
“We have a president, literally, for whom the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, is three different things.” Watch @JohnKerry get real about @realDonaldTrump on #RealTime: pic.twitter.com/nPC6M1qzde
— Real Time (@RealTimers) September 15, 2018
The potential 2020 presidential contender responded to Maher’s question about his reaction to President Donald Trump’s tweet slamming Kerry for “illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime.”
“He’s the first president that I know of who spends more time reading his Twitter ‘likes’ than his briefing books or the Constitution of the United States,” Kerry said.
“He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy – I mean, he’s got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. It’s just who he is,” he added, eliciting a cheer from the liberal audience.
Kerry blasted the president over his tweet condemning the former Secretary of State’s meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other Iranian diplomats after he left office.
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2018
Current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed Trump’s condemnation, criticizing Kerry’s behavior as “unseemly and unprecedented.”
Kerry’s immature jab at Trump on Maher’s show may have gotten approval from the HBO audience but the social media audience was not so appreciative of his “insecure teenage girl” joke.
The Rodney Dangerfield of former Obama officials – he can’t get any respect anywhere (except in Teheran).
— Flying Horse Ranch (@LPYW2L) September 16, 2018
But it wasn’t just Trump supporters attacking Kerry, as liberals and progressives turned on their own, unleashing their fire on Kerry for daring to insult teenage girls everywhere.
The world uses teenage girls as a punching bag. We deride their interests and mock their emotions because it makes us feel smart and mature. Fuck that. They deserve better than relentless condescension. We’re failing them.
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) September 15, 2018
Trumpism is a reason to let teenagers vote, not to insult them. https://t.co/AQqRNF8Pnk
— Matthew Segal (@segalmr) September 15, 2018
I like John Kerry, but give me a break! Are teenaged girls more insecure than teenaged boys? NO! Really sexist remark, John.
— Hillary Nelson (@cgardenwkitchen) September 17, 2018
John Kerry says that Trump has The “Insecurity of a Teenage Girl” and I’m like, well, actually, this is what a teenage girl looks like: pic.twitter.com/i6cOmt8bp4
— Sarah Watson (@SarahWatson42) September 16, 2018
I’m disappointed John Kerry said Trump has the insecurity of a teenage girl. Trump is insecure, yes. But teenage girls, if they are insecure, has a culture of toxic masculinity to blame.
— Martha Brockenbrough (@mbrockenbrough) September 15, 2018
It doesn’t excuse the inherent misogyny, but I’m guessing Kerry selected that analogy to maximize the damage to DT’s misogynistic, fragile ego. He should have thought more deeply.
— Matt (@tetsuwanmatto) September 15, 2018
FYI the female half of the human population is sick to death of being the default insult for the male half of the human population. Eff off asshat.
— The Bewilderness (@tehbewilderness) September 16, 2018
Girl. Is. Not. An. Insult.
— Tanya Miller (@xwordtanya) September 16, 2018
Umm, is this an insult to teenage girls everywhere @JohnKerry?
— Lexington_99 #NoKavanaugh (@Lexington_99) September 16, 2018
Once the fun of watching liberals eat their own is over, Trump supporters Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk, lightened the mood by sharing an “Oldie but Goodie” of the failed presidential candidate on Twitter.
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) September 16, 2018
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