Fox News host Laura Ingraham compared liberals to incurable herpes during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
“It’s great to be here at CPAC, or as liberals call it, the group that puts fun in the word dysfunctional,” the conservative pundit joked as she warmed up the CPAC crowd ahead and President Donald Trump’s speech. “Come on, you’ve got to be self-deprecating, guys.”
“A friend of mine, who happens to be a religious figure, said ‘Laura, you’re talking to CPAC people, you guys got to have a good time, you’ve got to laugh,’” she said. “’Remember what Tim Allen once said about the Clintons.’ … I couldn’t remember the line. He said, ‘Well you could apply it to liberals in general.’ ”
“Liberals are kind of like herpes. Just when you think you have them beat, they come back again,” she told the crowd to laughter.
“There’s no cure, you’ve just got to keep it at bay.”
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) February 23, 2018
Ingraham went on to compare Trump to former President Reagan.
“If you think those journalists were talking about Donald Trump, you are wrong. They were describing President Ronald Reagan,” Ingraham said to audible gasps from the crowd.
“He’s mocked, as Reagan was. He’s ridiculed by the Hollywood establishment, as Reagan was … What he is is the president of all the people, the middle class, the forgotten men and women.”