Was it really that bad? Perhaps she should have said “like a bad rash that won’t go away?”
Anna Paulina, director of Hispanic engagement for Turning Point USA, served up an apology the day after Thanksgiving for comparing Hillary Clinton to herpes.
“She won’t go away. She’s like herpes,” Paulina said during a segment on Fox News.
Fox News host Rick Leventhal responded right away to say, “Not appropriate,” as the screen quickly cut away from Paulina.
Leventhal then apologized to viewers for “some of the language used in the segment,” and Fox News anchor Arthel Neville later apologized directly to Clinton on behalf of the network.
And Paulina’s turn came Friday — though she threw a little shade on Fox News for placing her on “the wrong segment,” leading to “confusion.”
“Yesterday on Fox I was placed on the wrong segment & in the confusion made a brash and unprofessional joke. To Fox and those watching, I am deeply sorry,” she tweeted. “My feeling simply is that Big Government creates dynasties like the Clintons that won’t go away & Americans are over it.”
As for all the to-do over what amounts to a figure of speech, Juanita Broaddrick was not offended. In fact, she thinks the comparison did not go far enough.
Responding to a Daily Caller story on the “awkward” matter, Broaddrick, who insists she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978 when he was the attorney general of Arkansas, tweeted:
“Not awkward at all. Hillary is worse than Herpes.”
Not awkward at all. Hillary is worse than Herpes. https://t.co/1qCQcqGkFR
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 23, 2018
And while the political class, to include the media, may have been uncomfortable with the comparison, social media is a whole other world.
Here’s a sampling of some not so politically correct responses from Twitter:
Rick about croaked on his words! Tim Allen made a similar reference about the Clintons…and it was funny then, too!
— Stacy Brown (@golfergirly) November 23, 2018
Never saw that comment coming but man oh man did I love it. Truth hurts put a band aid on it. Its a great comparison, she goes away (life is great) she comes back (pus filled sores). I never heard a description of her more accurate #HerpesHillary
— Wallflower Daisy (@ShannonEileen3) November 24, 2018
Hahaha! That just made my day. ?
— Laura ?? (@RedHotRara) November 23, 2018
— John LaMond (@LaMondROCKS) November 23, 2018
I’ve been saying that for years now!!
— Deplorable? Queen (@KolosiekE) November 24, 2018
I thought the comment was extremely accurate and kinda funny considering bill clinton’s history
— Grand Queen of the Universe (@GrandQueenofth1) November 24, 2018
I saw it and followed you afterwards so I guess sometimes the truth hurts no apology was needed
— Tami Bauer (@tami_bauer13) November 24, 2018
No apology necessary! You were absolutely correct! What’s more, you revealed something about @FoxNews. They are not the same channel that many of us have watched and loved from their inception.
— Hilohaw (@Hilohaw) November 24, 2018
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