MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes brought the house down when he casually referred to Sen. Lindsey Graham as President Donald Trump’s “fluffer” — a term with humiliating pornographic connotations.
Sykes made the remark on Friday night’s edition of The ReidOut while recounting Graham’s encounter with an angry pro-Trump mob at an airport, and the crack prompted fellow contributor Dr. Jason Johnson to exclaim “Jesus!” and convulse with laughter.
But the hilarity didn’t stop in the studio, as Twitter users went nuts for Sykes’ comment, and many wondered if Sykes really knew what he was saying. Former SNL-er and whip-smart cable news critic Leslie Jones and many others immortalized the moment.
'Liz Woodhouse has been a regular on Charlie Sykes' WTMJ-AM (620) pundit panel at 11 a.m. Fridays since last fall. There's one problem though. There is no Liz Woodhouse. 'Liz Woodhouse' is a made. By Charlie Sykes morningshots.thebulwark.com — The record for the longest actual Old School filibuster is held by Strom Thurmond, who stood on the senate floor, sustained by lozenges, a sandwich, and malted milk tablets, and spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
Joy’s guests Are going H.A.M! pic.twitter.com/IWzHJ8qcrs
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 9, 2021
Did @SykesCharlie just call @LindseyGrahamSC#DonaldTrump’s #Fluffer?!
Did that just happen on the @thereidout?
1) The wheels are off
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 9, 2021
NOT HIS FLUFFER
— Tinu aka Empress of Hoedom, Thirst of my Line, (@Tinu) January 9, 2021
“LindseyGraham is Donald Trump’s fluffer.” pic.twitter.com/DYZRO8SaVv
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) January 9, 2021
This is me at my most vulnerable, and I’m not going to hold back, and I’m just going to let it out and disclose this information for you all to judge for yourself.
I JUST learned what a fluffer is.
— Stephen the KHive Kaveman (@stephen_hunley) January 9, 2021
Ohmygod was anyone just watching what I just saw on MSNBC?
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) January 9, 2021
Charlie Sykes called Lindsey Graham a fluffer???
— Elizabeth Vargas (@EVargasTV) January 9, 2021
Charlie Sykes Tweets
So – Charlie Sykes called Lindsey Graham “Donald Trump’s FLUFFER for the last four years.”
Peep Jason Johnson’s reaction…pic.twitter.com/L84ynunY0M
— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) January 9, 2021
Charlie Sykes just called Lindsey Graham Trump’s fluffer for the last 4 years #TheReidOutpic.twitter.com/KmrChHX8ag
Am 620 Charlie Sykes Twitter
— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) January 9, 2021
Charlie Sykes just called Lindsay Graham “Donald Trump’s fluffer” on MSNBC and I’m dying.
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) January 9, 2021
It’s probably wise to note that shaming sex workers is frowned upon by many, and “fluffing” — a task that involves assisting a porn actor in maintaining his camera readiness, let’s say — is a profession that can be performed honorably.
Who Is Charlie Sykes
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