Bill Maher opened his HBO show Real Time with a monologue that ripped into unhinged Republicans who have become obsessed with demanding civility and demeaning their opponents as an “angry mob.”
Maher discussed President Donald Trump’s rally crowds, which began chanting “lock her up” after a mention of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
“That’s the thing about a lynch mob, they don’t get irony,” Maher said. “Any woman they don’t like? Lock her up! Hillary? Lock her up. Dianne Feinstein? Lock her up. Taylor Swift? What the hell, lock her up.”
Maher also discussed the week’s hurricane, which hit the same day as a United Nations report about how climate change would make weather worse.
“Only a moron could not see the connection,” Maher said. “Or, as Trump said, ‘I don’t see the connection.'”
Maher also took a few shots at Trump’s meeting with Kanye West. Mostly, he was impressed that Trump sat silently during Kanye’s rant instead of making it all about himself.
“Trump said, ‘I have no idea what you said, and I can understand Melania,” Maher jokes. “Trump and Kanye: One sang a song called ‘Gold Digger’ and the other married one.”