‘Four-and-a-half strait jackets’: Bill Maher rips schizophrenic Trump’s racist fans
Bill Maher opened Friday’s “Real Time” with the host talking about the many times he’s played shows in Texas — and how his thoughts are with the state in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Maher then mocked President Donald Trump’s response to the danger, saying he “came out against the violence on both sides” of the hurricane. He said that Trump is ready to tweet if he doesn’t get favorable coverage during the storm.
Now that Gen. John Kelly has taken over Trump’s office, Maher noted that it seems as if the president is on script some days and how, on others, he’ll clearly go off the reservation.
That was his explanation for Trump’s speech in Arizona this week, which Maher said “InfoWars gave it [a rating of] four and a half straight jackets.”
After criticism of his dealing with the violence in Charlottesville, Maher said it was clear Trump thought there was no better way to dispel rumors that he supported Nazis than by hosting an all-white rally.
The rally itself was a disaster.
“It was so hot people were chanting ‘Jews please replace us,'” Maher joked. He also noted that Trump’s supporters began to leave early, prompting him to wonder if the magic was finally wearing off. They were starting to get bored. “By the time he gets to ‘build the wall’ people are saying, ‘if we leave during ‘drain the swamp’ we could beat the traffic.
“By the time he started in on Hillary [Clinton] they were like, ‘wrap it up!'” Maher joked.
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