Bill Maher blames Donald Trump for his supporters' anger: 'He lies like no one is fact-checking'
'Real Time' host Bill Maher leads the panel discussion on March 11, 2016. (YouTube)

Real Time host Bill Maher blamed Donald Trump for the violence pervading his campaign rallies during the show's panel discussion on Friday night.


"There is a lot of anger there, but can we just get to what he says? Because a lot of the reason why people are angry is because he lies -- horribly, like they all do at the debates," Maher said. "Nobody checks them on it. There's that old saying, 'Dance like no one's watching.' He lies like no one is fact-checking."

Later in the segment, Huffington Post Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein attempted to explain what it was like covering Trump's rhetoric.

"He spouts 20 lies a minute. It becomes almost impossible to call him out on a single one," Stein explained. "You end up trying to grab over here -- and that's not even getting to Trump Steaks, which are atrocious, and he says that they're good."

Author Monica Mehta said that Trump was a contrast to the usual "pre-dried" remarks from politicians.

"Yes, he embellishes the truth," she said of Trump, prompting Maher to ask, "Embellishes?"

"He exaggerates wildly, but I can see clearly why," she replied. "He's trying to get attention and he's trying to fund his campaign in a completely different way than everyone else."

"That's a lie itself -- he claims he's self-funded," Stein noted, making reference to the GOP front-runner's $3.7 million in "unsolicited donations," as well as loans and in-kind contributions to his campaign.

Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.