Via the Advocate:
In a brief video reportedly shot earlier this week in New York, 81-year-old Joan Rivers calls First Lady Michelle Obama “a transgender,” joking that this makes Barack Obama the first gay president. After being asked about the U.S.’s likelihood of having either a woman or a gay president in the near future , Rivers replied, “We already have that with Obama. You know Michelle is a tranny.” The unidentified journalist tries to clarify, asking, “I’m sorry. She’s a what?” “A transgender,” Rivers replies. “We all know.” Conservatives have long made jokes insinuating that the First Lady is actually a transgender woman, but it’s not often that a liberal-minded comedian — let alone one who credits much of her success to her devoted LGBT fan base — make this type of uninspired joke.