DeNiro: “Do You Really Think Our Country Is Ready For A White First Lady?”
10:30 am, March 20th | by Laura Donovan
Ever heard about an extremely uncomfortable moment and been thankful that you didn’t have to experience it yourself? That’s how I feel about “Meet the Parents” actor Robert DeNiro’s recent New York fundraiser in which the no-nonsense celebrity said the United States just isn’t ready for another white first lady.
“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” the New York City native said from the backroom of his TriBeca restaurant, Locanda Verde.
According to POLITICO, someone yelled “No!” from the crowd, to which DeNiro responded, “Too soon, right?”
I am at a loss for words here. I get that he’s poking fun at the absurd questions from the last election cycle over whether the U.S. was “ready” for a black president. But, what exactly does this joke mean? Any guesses?