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F****** A******': Former SNL Star Slams Obama Over Taxes

F****** A******': Former SNL Star Slams Obama Over Taxes

"Monetize this."

The Wrap:

Jon Lovitz had some strong – and salty – words for President Obama in a comedic critique he staged while discussing “The ABC’s of SNL” with director Kevin Smith.

The “Saturday Night Live” alum went off on the president -- after admitting that he’s a Democrat and voted for Obama -- for his take on taxing the rich.

“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f---ing bullshit,” Lovitz said. “First they say to you … ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want -- go for it! So then you go for it and you make it and everyone’s like, ‘F—k you!”





The Huffington Post:

It's unclear whether Lovitz's comments were sincere or made in jest. Although the rant occurred this January, the podcast itself was just released on Sunday.


The Hollywood Reporter:

The interview was the fourth in a podcast series hosted by Smith called The ABC’s of SNL, where Lovitz tells behind-the-scenes stories of his time as a regular on the late-night hit from 1985-90.

Lovitz said Smith -- who clearly didn’t want to join in bashing Obama -- was “masquerading as a 99-percenter,” a reference to Occupy Wall Street, a left-wing protest movement that apparently doesn’t impress Lovitz too much.

“Your favorite word is ‘monetize,’ correct?” Lovitz asks Smith. “Monetize this, you c---sucker -- and there’s nothing wrong with that. You’re constantly thinking of ways to be creative and make money. So what’s wrong with that?”

The Hollywood Reporter then describes how the interview was actually plunged into darkness at one point -- read about that here!

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