Actor James Woods had the perfect response to recent reports about Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s alleged mistreatment of staffers.
“She’s done. Stick a comb, uh, fork in her…,” Woods tweeted Friday about the bizarre “comb” controversy surrounding the Minnesota senator.
She’s done . Stick a comb, uh, fork in her… https://t.co/mbf9oZMCme
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 23, 2019
Woods’ tweet may seem strange if you’re not yet familiar with the reports about Klobuchar’s mistreatment of staff.
On Friday, The New York Times published a report outlining the alleged “demanding” and “often dehumanizing” treatment of Klobuchar toward her staff.
And, yes, one story did involve a comb.
According to the report, a staffer prepared a salad for Klobuchar to eat during a flight in 2008, but the aide dropped the senator’s fork and was unable to find a new one.
“What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode,” The Times reported.
That explains Woods’ “stick a comb, uh, fork” comment, but the story gets worse.
“Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it.”
Imagine how horrified the aide must have been — watching their boss eat a salad with a comb, only to then have to clean it — and that isn’t even the most damning of the reports against Klobuchar.
A separate report published by Buzzfeed News on Feb. 8 alleged that the senator threw a binder at one of her aides.
Klobuchar has only partially denied the claim, telling Fox News she threw a binder “down.”
“If you look at that story, I think you’ll see it said something about me throwing a binder down — not at somebody,” Klobuchar said.
But the report alleges that abuse from the senator happens “daily.”
“She demeaned and berated her staff almost daily, subjecting them to bouts of explosive rage and regular humiliation within the office, according to interviews and dozens of emails reviewed by BuzzFeed News,” the report states.
Obviously, we should always be dubious of anonymous reports, whether they are about Democrats or Republicans, but these are still horribly bad stories for Klobuchar, who is hoping to become the next president in 2020.
Plus, the fact that the senator has the highest annual staff turnover of any member in the Senate, according to a March 2018 report from Politico, doesn’t look particularly good for her either.
As Woods implied in his humorous tweet, these reports could be enough to put a fork — or comb — in Klobuchar’s presidential ambitions.
The actor’s take on Klobuchar hasn’t been the only spot-on political commentary coming from his Twitter feed lately.
Woods was one of the first people to go after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam last month after his sick comments about allowing babies to be killed after they’re born.
“Watch your interview, pretend you aren’t a lackey for the #DemocratDeathMachine, and imagine the person speaking about killing a newborn isn’t you,” Woods tweeted. “Just some random savage. Would you want that person within a mile of your children? Shame on you. That savage is you, killer.”
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