Joan Rivers Calls President Obama Gay, Says First Lady Is 'Tranny' (Video)

8:35 PM PST 07/03/2014 by Ryan Gajewski
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The incendiary comedian told a reporter that "we all know" Michelle Obama is transgender.

Joan Rivers, no stranger to controversy, told a reporter this week that President Barack Obama is gay and that first lady Michelle Obama is "a transgender."

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Rivers was asked by a reporter on the street about her Monday appearance at a bookstore in New York City, where she officiated an impromptu gay wedding between two of her fans.

The reporter then asked her whether the U.S. will ever see a gay president, to which the 81-year-old Rivers responded, "We already have it with Obama, so let's just calm down."

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Rivers started to walk away before adding, "You know Michelle is a tranny." When the reporter asked her to confirm what she had said, Rivers said, "A transgender. We all know."

The comedian earned a rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League in 2012 after likening Costco to Nazi Germany when the store refused to sell her book.

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