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WATCH: GOP candidate needs acting classes if he wants people to buy this terrible performance

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez  says it’s time for his state to have “a real First Lady again,” as opposed to current First Gentleman Marlon Reis, husband of Gov.

Jared Polis.Lopez made the clearly homophobic remark at a campaign rally, and the crowd ate it up. If you want a masterclass in political maneuvering, you certainly won’t find one watching Lopez bumble his way through a defense when pressed by reporter Kyle Clark of 9News.“Why choose to introduce homophobia into the race for governor?” Clark asked.Related: Lauren Boebert was probably not prepared for these brutal responses to her “grooming” tweet“It’s interesting that you would even mention that word, because I didn’t use it,” Lopez responded, because if there’s one thing we know about homophobes, it’s that they’re always using the word “homophobia.” Lopez said all he meant was that his wife “will work very hard on issues that pertain to women and children,” adding some feigned shock that folks would “twist” his words.Clark was not amused.“I think that there’s a chance that you think that I and the folks watching are dumber than we are,” the reporter said. “Because I think everybody knew what you were saying and the crowd that clapped for you knew what you were saying.”“And I’m asking you why introduce that into the race?

You’ve got plenty of critiques of the governor, other than the fact that he’s a gay man.”Lopez again denied the remark was homophobic, and accused Clark of misleading his audience.“I don’t think you can keep a straight face as you say that,” Clark said.

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