On Friday, Bill Maher’s real Time panel included Fox News host Steve Hilton, who bills himself as a “populist.”
The British-born conservative is a Trump supporter who rails about the Deep State. In the current era, he’s one of the more hostile guests to be invited onto Maher’s HBO show.
A panel with Maher, Hilton author Thom Hartmann and Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell grew uncharacteristically hostile as Rampell and Maher confronted Hilton about his brand of “populism.”
“When you talk about the people’s interests, I completely agree with you about that,” Hilton said. “But that’s not just because of the [Supreme] court, that’s because of our laws and the fat that Congress makes laws that favor the interest of always the corporate sector.”
“But whose fault is that?” Maher asked. “You’re on Fox News!”
“Everyone!” said Hilton.
“Not everyone!” said Maher.
“This is not a both sides thing,” said Rampell. “Tell me something, who passed a tax cut where 80% of the benefit went to the top 1%. Was that a Democratic bill, or was that a Republican bill?”
The audience erupted as Maher continued to pick apart Hilton’s arguments.
Trump-voting evangelist drops the ‘blasphemy’ hammer on president for deifying himself
In a column for the Washington Post, an evangelical leader who admits he voted for Donald Trump in 2016 is very displeased that the president anointed himself the "chosen one" when speaking with the press on Wednesday.
According to Jay Lowder who heads up the Harvest Ministries in Wichita Falls, Texas, the president stepped over a line with his boast -- calling it "disturbing."
"Since President Trump’s election, many in the evangelical community have lauded him, grateful for his work to protect and propel some of the Christian values we hold so dear," before pointing out that a comparison to Jesus by man who "claims to be a Christian" is nothing less than " shocking, blasphemous and sacrilegious."
Couple who ran demon-obsessed gay ‘conversion therapy’ camp indicted on human trafficking charges
An Alabama couple who operated a controversial gay "conversion therapy" camp has been indicted on human trafficking charges in connection with a new religious facility they set up in Texas.
A grand jury indicted 49-year-old Gary Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Wiggins after investigators found they had forced children to work at their Joshua Home for troubled boys, reported KXAN-TV.
Burnet County officials raided the 10-acre property near Bertram in July 2018, where they removed eight boys between 10 and 17 years old as part of an investigation into possible abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations and human trafficking.
Trump officials to face congressional grilling over president’s link to white nationalist terrorism
Next week, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are poised to question members of the Trump administration about the dangerous rise in white nationalist violence.
Just last weekend, a man slaughtered dozens of people in El Paso, Texas, after citing an "invasion" on the Southwest border.
In addition to questioning senior national security officials about the rise in white nationalism violence, they also plan to ask them whether they think President Donald Trump is instigating violent acts with his rhetoric, reports Greg Sargent in the Washington Post.