Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) is shown in this file photo during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in 2013. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings on Sunday made a joke at a political rally about President Donald Trump drowning in a river and no one coming to save him.
Hastings was speaking at a Democratic rally in Sunshine, Florida, when he repeated a joke he said he heard from Ari Silver, the son of former Florida state legislator Barry Silver.
“I will tell you one joke,” Hastings said. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?”
“A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,'” Hastings said, as he repeated the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his a**.”
The 81-year-old Hastings drew loud laughter and whoops of excitement from the crowd.
On his website, Barry Silver describes himself as a "post-denominational Rabbi practicing cosmic Judaism, a civil rights/environmental attorney, a former Florida legislator, song writer, and social activist 'Rabbi-rouser.'"
Silver's song-writing talents include a 2017 parody of the popular pop song "Hallelujah," in which he calls for the impeachment of Trump. In this video, Silver tries out his song on a group of senior citizens.
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