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Whether you consider yourself a devout member of the Bee Hive or not, enjoying Beyonce‘s music is just as instinctive as ogling over puppies or even breathing. However, according to Betsy McCaughey, a former Lt. Governor of New York, admiring Queen Bey demonstrates a severe character flaw that should thwart someone from being President.
Appearing on CNN Tonight With Don Lemon on Monday, McCaughey attempted to draw a parallel between Hillary Clinton‘s taste for Beyonce and her hypocrisy as a candidate. Even despite how petty and surreal the 2016 Presidential election has gotten, this was quite a reach and Lemon was having a hard time seeing the connection.
When prompted to clarify her point, McCaughey laid it out as if it were as clear as audio coming from a hot mic on an Access Hollywood bus. She asserted, “Hillary Clinton expresses that she finds the language on that bus, ‘horrific,’ but in fact, she likes language like this. ‘I came to slay, b*tch. When he f*cked me good, I take his ass to red lobster.’ That happens to be from Beyonce, 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.”
Though McCaughey’s thesis even after this explanation remained logical only to her, Lemon was getting a kick out of hearing her state some of the words to Beyonce’s “Formation.” As she repeats the “lewd” and “bawdy” lyrics once more as if to cement her point to those too dense to comprehend the clear connection, Lemon finally says what we’re all thinking, “As much as I like hearing you say that, Hillary Clinton did not say those words, Donald Trump actually said the words… As my mom would say, ‘that’s a horse of another color’.”
It should also be noted that Beyonce is not, in fact, running for president. Unfortunately.