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.”
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.