Bill Maher began Friday’s “Real Time” by talking about President Donald Trump desire to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
“He only backed off after Don McGahn said, ‘You know this isn’t a TV show, right?'” Maher said. He went on to say that Trump thought he could fire Mueller because the special counsel quit Trump’s club and didn’t pay his bills.
“First Stormy Daniels and now Mueller? Has there been anyone who Trump hasn’t tried to f*ck on the golf course?” Maher joked.
Maher noted that even Donald Trump Jr. was asking “I thought I was supposed to be the family dipsh*t.”
When it came to Devin Nunes, Maher wondered if he “represented the district of Trump’s colon.”
He went on to mock Trump’s border wall, saying that “the wall is really more valuable to him as an idea than a reality. Like his marriage.”
Melania Trump was supposed to be with Trump in Davos, but she had other obligations. Maher said “that’s political speak for, ‘Why don’t you take your porn star girlfriend.'” Instead, Mrs. Trump stayed home and went to the Holocaust Museum
“She went to the Holocaust Museum to cheer up,” Maher said.
But where the opening monologue really knocked it out of the park was the evangelical community’s hypocrisy on Trump’s alleged affair. Watch Maher’s comments about it below:
COVID-19 research scandal: Unwanted diversion during pandemic
The first research scandal of the coronavirus pandemic has created unnecessary distraction around the politically divisive drug hydroxychloroquine, scientists say, as questions swirl around the tiny health care company at the center of the affair.
On Thursday, most of the authors of major studies that appeared in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) retracted their work and issued apologies, saying they could no longer vouch for their data after the firm that supplied it -- Chicago-based Surgisphere -- refused to be audited.
Marriott ceases Cuban operations after new Trump sanctions
Marriott has been ordered by the US Treasury Department to close its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana by the end of August and abandon plans to open others in Cuba, a spokeswoman for the American hotel group told AFP on Friday.
"We entered the Cuban market in 2016, with permission from the US government," the spokeswoman said.
"Our operating license was reviewed and renewed in 2018. We have recently received notice that the government-issued license will not be renewed, forcing Marriott to cease operations in Cuba."
Marriott's entry into the Cuban market came during the administration of US president Barack Obama, a Democrat.
California says film, TV production can resume June 12
California will allow film, television and music production to resume from June 12 if conditions permit after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the governor's office said Friday.
Film and television productions in the Golden State have been shuttered since mid-March.
The reopening will be subject to approval by local health officers, the California Public Health Office said.
"To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers," it said.