Loud-mouthed science experiment Joan Rivers says she has rarely talked politics during her 60-plus year career as a comedian and TV personality.
But in an interview Tuesday with CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin to hawk her new book “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me,” the comedian, known for being an equal-opportunity offender, went off on both presidential candidates, calling both President Obama and GOP hopeful Mitt Romney “idiots.”
First, she chided President Obama for campaigning while he should be focused on running the country, “How dare you spend two years campaigning? This country’s in trouble,” Rivers said. “They should do what England does. Six weeks – to find out what everyone thinks before they vote for them for Parliament. That makes sense. Two years? First of all, the President – get into the White House and do your God-damned duty.”
Then she took off on the GOP candidiate, “And Mitt Romney. Two years, you all hate each other and now they’re all going to come together and say, ‘but we really love him.’ I find it disgusting. The money spent? The money spent? Outrageous. Obama went to a dinner party for Democrats? $40,000 a plate. You’re not Democrats. You’re not Democrats. You’re very strong Republicans. I find the whole thing disgusting. Both sides disgusting.”
When Sambolin asked Rivers about being part of the “one percent,” Rivers was unapologetic, saying: “I work 18 hours a day. I love my job. I think I work harder than anyone on my staff. That’s my choice. And I make money, yes and I earn my money. I had nothing when I started. I slept in my car.”