Comedian who led ‘Women’s March’ takes hypocritical jab at First Lady Melania Trump

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LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 15: Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looks on as he talks to reporters in the spin room following the CNN presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of […]

A comedian who led the “Women’s March” at the Sundance Film Festival, to allegedly fight for the protection of equal rights and against discrimination, is under fire after taking a hypocritical jab at the First Lady.
During an interview with Variety, Chelsea Handler said she wouldn’t interview First Lady Melania Trump because “she can barely speak English.” Handler and the interviewee were taking drinks of alcohol every time something pertaining to women was mentioned.
Handler is well-known for taking multiple swipes at the First Lady’s accent. In October 2016, Handler said, “Trump said Melania will give two or three more speeches…Hopefully an interpreter will be present.”
The alleged basis of the march she led was to protect women’s rights, fight back against discrimination of others and to say push back against divisiveness.
“Divisiveness is not the answer,” Handler said. “And I think to get that message, we have to reach across party lines, forget your party. I’m registering as an Independent. I’m not gonna be a Democrat anymore because it’s too divisive. This isn’t working, this two-party system.”

Her comments led many to question why she would insult the First Lady’s accent, “while marching to protect equal rights and lead the charge against discrimination.”
In addition to English, the First Lady also speaks French, Italian, German and Slovene.
Fox News reached out to a representative for Handler who did not return a request for comment.

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