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.
Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids
Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.
"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.
The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.
Border Patrol blocking Americans from donating toothbrushes and diapers for detained children
On Sunday, Austin Savage and five of his friends huddled into an SUV and went to an El Paso Target, loading up on diapers, wipes, soaps and toys.
About $340 later, the group headed to a Border Patrol facility holding migrant children in nearby Clint with the goal of donating their goods. Savage said he and his friends had read an article from The New York Times detailing chaos, sickness and filth in the overcrowded facility, and they wanted to help.
But when they arrived, they found that the lobby was closed. The few Border Patrol agents — Savage said there were between eight and 10 of them — moving in and out of a parking facility ignored them.
Michael Flynn’s legal team is making bizarre moves — signaling he’s still hoping for a Trump pardon
When disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn recently hired a new firebrand lawyer, Sidney Powell, it suggested he could be maneuvering to change his legal strategy.
And on Monday, new signs emerged that his legal team is looking to shake things up. Flynn had another status hearing on Monday before Judge Emmet Sullivan as he awaits sentencing for charges brought by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
In the hearing on Monday, Powell, who had been publicly critical of the Russia investigation before joining Flynn’s team, requested a security clearance to review documents in the case. This was a surprising move, because the government said that there was no classified information in the documents it had turned over to the defense.