Stuart Varney was…um…less than pleased, shall we say, that the Guggenheim museum rejected President Donald Trump‘s request to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece to decorate the White House and instead offered him — wait for it — a golden toilet.
Yes, the Guggenheim actually offered to loan the president a used yet fully functional golden toilet.
The news has undoubtedly led to plenty of giggles in many places, but not at Varney & Co. No sir. Calling it a “story of extreme disrespect,” a humorless Varney unleashed some serious venom.
“It’s a direct insult to the president and the first lady. It was a deliberate insult,” the Fox Business host fumed. “It’s not just a slap in the face for Trump, but it’s a slap in the face for the presidency and the country.”
Varney proceeded to call for the resignation of Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and he ranted and raved about how the incident shows the absolute contempt “New York elites” have for Trump.
Stuart Varney, of course, is a loaded British guy from Derbyshire who now lives in New Jersey and works in Midtown Manhattan. So he might want to be a bit more specific about which horrible, nasty, terrible “elites” he’s talking about in the future.
Watch above, via Fox Business Network.
Correction: A previous version of this report stated that Varney lives in New York. He actually lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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