The opening panel discussion on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host brought up the women suing President Donald Trump for defamation by saying that they lied about what he allegedly did to them. Maher wants to see this go to a totally different level so that American politics can stop people from openly lying.
Trump’s interview with “Fox & Friends” this week resulted in the president setting a new record for the most number of lies in a single sentence. Maher wants the lies to stop, but more than that, he wants liars to be prosecuted.
“I swear to God, he was talking about CNN, he goes, ‘I don’t watch it at all. I watched it last night,'” Maher cited the president.
“He did it within a breath!” noted Ana Marie Cox.
Maher explained that those are the lies expected from Trump and Americans have come to normalize it. He brought up the Sandy Hook parents, who are now suing Alex Jones and InfoWars as well as Trump accuser Summer Zervos, suing for Trump’s claims against her.
“The most important thing we have to do in America right now is start penalizing liars,” Maher said. “Because we are driving further and further away from a place where truth matters…I’m just that [former FBI director James] Comey should sue Trump. [Former President Barack] Obama should sue Trump for saying that he wire-tapped him. I’m just saying that I don’t think we can leave this in the court of public opinion anymore.”
Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer argued that Trump lies authentically while Hillary Clinton had to manufacture something to somehow encase the lie. Cox broke in to note that the difference was that Trump can actually lie without conscious. That look of discomfort Clinton had when she lied was because she actually had one.
John Podhoretz explained that Trump can do whatever he wants because it’s been shown that there are no consequences for his lies. Maher noted that’s exactly why he wants to see more people take action against Trump’s lies.
Watch the segment below:
One-third of Americans couldn’t pay their rent or mortgages this month
On July 1, 32 percent of Americans weren't able to pay their mortgage, CNBC cited a survey from Apartment List.
The high unemployment rate has turned into people being unable to afford to pay their bills anymore, and the stimulus checks seem to be gone.
"About 19 percent of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13 percent paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage," said the report.
To make matters worse, it's the fourth month in a row of record-high numbers of Americans who couldn't pay their housing bills on time or in full. It was 30 percent in June and 31 percent in May.
Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to increase it
During the Wednesday White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued that President Donald Trump believes that the reason students must return to school regardless of the risk of COVID-19 killing their families, teachers, and administration, is because children need the lunches in schools.
Schools should not follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines because some students depend on those lunches and can't bring food from home, she told the press.
The problem with the claim from the White House, however, is that those are the very programs they tried to cut from the budget.
Physician can’t figure out why Trump is being ‘triggered’ by the idea of schools opening a windows to avoid COVID in class
It was announced Wednesday that the White House would prefer schools don't consult the Center for Disease Control when deciding when and how to reopen.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace asked Dr. Vin Gupta how schools could possibly open safely, gather indoors, or even eat together in the cafeteria.
"Tthe short answer is 'no,'" said Dr. Gupta. "I do not recommend that at all. I love what Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) and Bill de Blasio have said. They've said, indoor dining, we're done with it. Outdoor dining is okay because indoor transmission is 20 times higher in certain cases if you're dining close by -- because we think that that's maybe there's 'airborne transmission.' I hate that term, it's confusing, but small droplets potentially from somebody infected with COVID-19 might persist in the air for hours over long distances."