Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings opened up a rally in Florida with a decidedly disturbing joke on Sunday. Hastings,81, got uproarious laughter and cheers when he told a joke about the president drowning in the Potomac River. You can watch the clip here.
“I will tell you one joke that I learned from from Ari Silver, whose father is a former state legislator and is a rabbi, Barry Silver. Ari asked the audience the other night in Palm Beack Cali, do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe? And nobody held their hand so Ari answered the question for us. He said, a crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim. And a catastrophe is if anybody saves is a**.”
The crowd — attendees at a “stronger together” rally in Sunshine, Florida — went wild.
This is not the first time that Hastings, who was first elected to congress in 1992, has attacked Trump. In 2016, Hastings called Trump a “sentient pile of excrement.” He also routinely talks about how either Mueller of Stormy Daniels will “bring down” the president.
Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings on Sunday made a joke at a political rally about President Donald Trump drowning in a river and no one coming to save him.
Hastings was speaking at a Democratic rally in Sunshine, Florida, when he repeated a joke he said he heard from Ari Silver, the son of former Florida state legislator Barry Silver.
“A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,’” Hastings said, as he repeated the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his a**.”
The 81-year-old Hastings drew loud laughter and whoops of excitement from the crowd.
On his website, Barry Silver describes himself as a “post-denominational Rabbi practicing cosmic Judaism, a civil rights/environmental attorney, a former Florida legislator, song writer, and social activist ‘Rabbi-rouser.’”
Silver’s song-writing talents include a 2017 parody of the popular pop song “Hallelujah,” in which he calls for the impeachment of Trump. In this video, Silver tries out his song on a group of senior citizens.
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