Executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Andy Lassner has triggered a storm on Twitter with a barb directed at Melania Trump while commenting on the latest caravan of Central American immigrants hoping to reach the US.
I’m way more afraid of another Melania getting in to this country than I am of any caravan of human beings seeking asylum.— andy lassner (@andylassner) 22 октября 2018 г.
FLOTUS spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham fired back, trying to make Lassner ashamed of his statement, and invited him to a lesson in kindness at the White House.
Hi @andylassner @flotus is hosting children at the White House today to talk to them about kindness… should I save you a seat? https://t.co/qi4AxqfRZI— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) 23 октября 2018 г.
This didn’t exactly work out as Lassner, who jokingly accepted the invitation, trolled Grisham in response, bringing up Melania’s “I don’t care, do you” jacket faux pas amid the uproar around separating migrant families at the US border.
Yes!!— andy lassner (@andylassner) 23 октября 2018 г.
Will she be talking about how she pushed her husband’s theory that our first black president was born in Kenya?
What about her “I don’t care, do you jacket” worn while babies were being ripped away from parents at the border?
What time should I arrive?
Is it dressy? https://t.co/WFZWH3A2S9
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Grisham fired back, slamming the producer for his lack of fact checking.
You may want to check your facts before you get here, I’m happy to brief you upon arrival.— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) 23 октября 2018 г.
Ellen’s producer seemed to enjoy the feud.
Getting trolled by @StephGrisham45 and @SebGorka with a Breitbart article about my tweets (please follow @andylassner for non-stop hilarity) is making me so happy that it’s almost unfair.— andy lassner (@andylassner) 23 октября 2018 г.
The showdown prompted a storm on Twitter. While some patted Lassner on the back for his wit, others slammed his invectives as unkind and ignorant at least.
Let’s be honest, your afraid of your own shadow! Also you must not follow Ellen’s be kind to each other motto I guess.— Dawn Langer (@waita2nd) 22 октября 2018 г.
It’s cool to be ignorant right? Your good at it. Proceed.— Manny (@ManTru333) 23 октября 2018 г.
Why is Andy Lassner so obsessed with First Lady Melania Trump? Sounds like a personal problem to me. @SarahPalinUSA #VoteRedMidterms2018 https://t.co/KZ6O2K9b6g— Carmen Tonne (@CtonneTonne) 24 октября 2018 г.
Others brought up one of Ellen’s maxims, saying “Be kind to one another,” and her show’s slogan “Big laughs, big heart.”
@TheEllenShow ‘be kind to one another’ is what Ellen says after every show. Every. Show. Portrait of hypocrisy— Bill Stratman (@Cubfanman) 22 октября 2018 г.
I thought Ellen was all about being kind to one another. I guess that doesn’t apply to her producers? @TheEllenShow— gail mcwilliams 🇺🇸 (@gmac1124) 23 октября 2018 г.
This feud came shortly after Melania Trump, who’s been promoting her anti-cyberbullying initiative, “Be Best,” revealed in an interview with ABC that she believed she was the “most bullied person in the world.”