During his opening monologue on Friday night’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher assailed Pres. Donald Trump’s budget for its short-sightedness and the president himself for clinging to the unsubstantiated story that former Pres. Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Towers in the weeks ahead of the 2016 election.
This week the Trump administration cut funding for Meals on Wheels, Public Broadcasting and other agencies serving children, elderly people and the poor.
“President Crazypants,” Maher said, “based on nothing,” accused Obama of tapping his phones.
He’s clung to that story in spite of the fact that he’s been able to produce no evidence to support it and even Fox News is walking away from its own talking head Andrew Napolitano’s statements on the matter.
Finally, Maher said, we’ve found something Trump is uniquely qualified for.
“That’s the great thing about tiny hands. It makes it easier for you to pull stuff right out of your a**,” he quipped.
What is Trump going to have to do, Maher asked Republicans, before they’ll finally put on the brakes. Does he have to strip naked and roll around on the White House lawn eating grass and yelling, “Vroom! Vroom! I’m a lawnmower?'”
Watch the video, embedded below:
Two quotes that defined the first day of public impeachment hearings
Editor’s note: Wednesday was the first day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry. Two career diplomats – William B. Taylor Jr., acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs – gave testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. Two scholars listened, and each picked one quote to analyze.
Lindsey Graham clings to new Trump ‘hearsay’ defense: Impeachment ‘is going to destroy the presidency over time’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that the impeachment of President Donald Trump should not go forward because it would "destroy the presidency over time."
Reporters pressed Graham on Thursday about what he might do to stop the impeachment proceedings.
"There’s no quid pro quo," Graham ranted. "Nothing happened here. We’re not going to impeach this president over this. We’re not going to legitimize a hearing where you can only call Democratic witnesses. It’s over. It’s done for me."
According to the South Carolina Republican, impeachment is not a valid remedy for the president's misdeeds because it was initiated with so-called hearsay evidence.
Internet disgusted after Erdo?an makes Trump and GOP senators watch propaganda video in the Oval Office
On Thursday, Axios reported that during a reception at the Oval Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an — who has come under international scrutiny for his brutal treatment of Kurdish freedom fighters — whipped out his iPad and made President Donald Trump and several GOP senators watch a video describing Kurds as terrorists.
Commenters on social media were quick to excoriate the president for allowing a notorious strongman to bring propaganda into the White House and make U.S. officials watch it on his personal tablet: