In an attempt at humor, a comedian who has had the prestigious job of hosting the “Halloween Baking Championship” on the Food Network decided to celebrate Father’s Day by taking a shot at President Trump, with the collateral damage falling on Trump’s 14-year-old son Barron and Trump’s wife Melania.
John Henson, (no relation to Jim Henson of Muppets fame) tweeted this snarky comment on Sunday, implying God-knows-what about the First lady and her son: “I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is.”
I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is.
— John Henson (@John_Henson) June 21, 2020
The Food Network’s bio of Henson notes that he has two children of his own:
With over 20 years of acting, writing, hosting and producing credits, John Henson is a veteran of the television industry. Henson began his professional career as a stand-up comedian, touring the country before gaining audience attention and critical acclaim as host, writer and co-executive producer of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup. In this role, John won a cult following, and three Emmy Award nominations.
Over the course of his career, he has also co-hosted and produced ABC’s Wipeout, Spike TV’s The John Henson Project, and TV Guide Network’s Watch This. He also starred in FX’s Anger Management and NBC’s My Name is Earl, and hosted truTV’s Funniest Commercials specials as well as guest hosted of Who Wants to be a Millionaire… John resides in Los Angeles with his wife, son and daughter.
Henson obviously got the performing bug early, according to IMDB: “John Henson started acting when he was eight years old and tried everything he could–even singing and dancing. It was at Boston University that he began performing improvisational comedy. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him so he quit school at the age of 20 to do stand-up full time.”
Henson even had his own production company. It was named Skunk Boy, Inc.
Henson may have gotten the inspiration for his attempt at humor by watching MSNBC: last September there was this exchange between host Joe Scarborough and his wife Mika Brzezinski, as The Daily Wire reported:
Scarborough: “We’re going to have Donald Trump, yesterday, I think it was yesterday, in the White House, talking about Melania’s son.”
Brzezinski: “Maybe it is Melania’s son.”
Scarborough: “It is Melania’s son?”
Brzezinski: “Well, that’s what he was saying. He was saying it was just her son,” referring to President Trump discussing a ban on flavored vaping products. “It’s not — that’s just what he said.”
Scarborough: “Let me get back to Biden, because I don’t know exactly what you’re saying.”
Brzezinski: “It seems that he didn’t remember Barron’s name or —”
Scarborough: “Just stop, just stop.”
Trump had told reporters, “Vaping has become a very big business as I understand it, like a giant business in a very short period of time. But we can’t allow people to get sick, and we can’t have our youth be so affected. And I’m hearing it, and that’s how the First Lady got involved. She’s got a son, together, that is a beautiful young man and she feels very, very strongly about it.”
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