(POLITICO) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wasn’t amused by Robert De Niro’s joke about his wife last night.
“What De Niro said last night was inexcusable and the president should apologize for him. It was at an Obama fundraiser, it is exactly wrong, it divides the country,” Gingrich said in Louisiana on Tuesday, according to CNN.
At a campaign event with first lady Michelle Obama in New York last night, De Niro said, “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady? … Too soon right?”
Defending his wife and the other spouses, Gingrich responded, “I think the country is ready for a new first lady and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”