De Niro Joke
March 21, 2012 by staff
De Niro Joke, Newt Gingrich has a question for Robert De Niro: You making fun of my wife? The GOP presidential candidate took issue with a racial joke that De Niro made at a Tribeca fund-raiser he hosted for the First Lady on Monday night – and the First Lady agreed.
Addressing a starry exclusive crowd in the back room of Locanda Verde, De Niro deadpanned: “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?”
The NYC crowd roared its approval, but Gingrich did not appreciate the humor. During a campaign stop in Shreveport, La., on Tuesday, he blasted the actor and called for the President to apologize on his behalf.
“I think Robert De Niro is wrong,” Gingrich said at the top of his speech at Strawn’s Eat Shop. “I think the country is ready for a new First Lady, and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”
Gingrich described De Niro’s comment as “beyond the pale,” adding: “I call on the President to apologize for him.”
The snowy-haired candidate had barely finished speaking when the First Lady’s press secretary issued this statement:
“We believe the joke was inappropriate,” said Olivia Alair.
De Niro spokesman Stan Rosenfield informed media outlets that the actor was not going to respond to Gingrich’s criticism.
“It was obvious satire,” Rosenfield said in an email.
Satire is something that the First Lady’s Secret Service contingent would appreciate.
The handful of suit-wearing, earpiece-sporting presidential protectors who stood guard outside Locanda Verde while Obama fired up the crowd inside turned out to be a real bunch of cut-ups.
The agents deftly deflected our questions about whom they were protecting with their own deadpan wit.
When we asked one agent with a brush cut whom they were shadowing, he replied, “the strongest man in the world,” adding with a straight face: “Don’t you ever watch ESPN2?”
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