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.
‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man
On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020
WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’
SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.
"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.
Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report
On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.
"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."