- The Washington Times - Monday, January 23, 2017

Liberal comedian and so-called feminist Chelsea Handler ripped First Lady Melania Trump’s accent over the weekend, saying she wouldn’t invite the Slovenian-born former model on her Netflix show because she “can barely speak English.”

Ms. Handler, who openly supported Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, made the comments to Variety magazine just hours after leading the Women’s March at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah.

Ms. Handler gave a firm “no” when asked if she would consider having President Trump or his wife on her eponymous show.

Melania? To talk about what? She can barely speak English,” the comedian said.

Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister then asked Ms. Handler: “What do you think about her as the first lady?”

“Exactly what I think about him as the First Man. Nothing,” the comedian responded. “I don’t respect either one of those people.”

During the same interview, Ms. Handler revealed that she is abandoning the Democratic Party because she see’s America’s two-party system as too “divisive.”

“Divisiveness is not the answer, and I think to get that message, we have to reach across party lines,” she said. “Forget your party. I’m registering as an independent. I’m not going to be a Democrat anymore because it’s too divisive. This isn’t working, this two-party system.”

But Ms. Handler didn’t appear willing Saturday to set aside her disdain for Mr. Trump for the sake of unity.

“F–k off. F–k off,” she said when asked by Variety what she would say to the president.

“Gross. He is the grossest — physically, emotionally, mentally. Those statues they made of him were accurate. I bet you that is what he looks like naked with a little grape in between his legs,” she added.

Ms. Handler has previously listed former first lady Michelle Obama as part of her “dream guest list.”

Last month, she wrote a blog post titled, “We Have a Problem with Women Supporting Women,” in which she urged others to “find a woman you have nothing in common with and give her a hug.”

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