THIS. REALLY. JUST. HAPPENED. pic.twitter.com/LiTbQnMYrL
— ally (@AllyRoche) October 11, 2016
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is trying to divert the blame for his lewd remark about women (“Grab them by the p—-”) to R&B and hip-hop. As if.
One of Trump surrogates, Betsy McCaughey, appeared on CNN and tried to defend the billionaire mogul by suggesting that Beyonce’s lyrics are just as lewd as Trump’s sexualized remarks.
In an attempt to smear Hillary Clinton, McCaughey cited Beyonce’s “Formation” lyrics (“Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper…when he f— me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay”) and wondered why Clinton wasn’t offended by that.
Much like Don Lemon, we find it laughable too.
Of course, the Beyhive was not happy with the shade, and went into formation to deliver the heavy slander on McCaughey.
“Oh they done did it now, now Trump gonna catch the hell of the Beyonce social media army. Beehive attack!” tweeted one fan. Another person wrote, “Oh, Betsy McCaughey, honey, we’d vote for Beyoncé, if we could.”
Finally, one follower summed it up perfectly how Donald Trump’s crude remarks doesn’t equate to Beyoncé’s empowering lyrics.
“What Trump talked about wasn’t consensual. What Beyoncé sang about was. The fact that some people don’t see the distinction is frightening,” she tweeted.
Check out more fan reactions to a Trump surrogate coming for Beyoncé below.
When the lady starts reading Beyonce lyrics and Don Lemon just starts laughing.. Y'all when I tell you not to miss these cable news classics
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) October 11, 2016
Free advice for the Trump campaign: Don't poke the Beyhive https://t.co/iGzignvCUE
— Hannah Levintova (@H_Lev) October 11, 2016
oh they done did it now, now Trump gonna catch the hell of the Beyonce social media army. Beehive attack! https://t.co/q6wwGKWepZ
— Cornell Belcher (@cornellbelcher) October 11, 2016
I can't believe I woke up to a Trump supporter trying to equate Beyoncé lyrics to Trump's comments on sexually assaulting women on TV
— jon (@prasejeebus) October 11, 2016
They done dragged Beyonce into this Donald Trump tape mess.
— Cham (@kchamomile) October 11, 2016
Oh, Betsy McCaughey, honey, we'd vote for Beyoncé, if we could.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 11, 2016
What Trump talked about wasn't consensual. What Beyoncé sang about was. The fact that some people don't see the distinction is frightening.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 11, 2016
I think its time to admit that Beyonce is problematic in her constant use of African culture & writers to entertain Afr Americans and yts
— Ndlovukazi (@_Milla_S) October 11, 2016
Thank you, Betsy McCaughey, for randomly injecting Beyonce into this news cycle.
I needed some Vitamin B in my day.
— Laurel Raymond (@RayOfLaurel) October 11, 2016
When you hear that Betsey McCaughey decided to do some late night foolery on CNN & compared Beyoncé lyrics to Trump's sexual assault boast pic.twitter.com/4VHXTaIlw5
— Cassie Dagostino (@casatino) October 11, 2016