The season finale of Bill Maher’s HBO series Real Time aired on Friday, with the host opening with a monologue that discussed how ready he is for a two-month vacation after covering Trump.
Maher was angered by Trump’s plans to visit California this weekend.
“Trump is going to be here tomorrow. He’s coming here tomorrow, checking on the wildfire situation,” Maher said. “Trump says he can relate, because last Tuesday he also lost a House.”
Maher pointed out that Trump does a terrible job of bringing the nation together in the face of tragedy, always appearing to blame the victims.
“Trump’s response was to blame the victims, withhold federal funds,” Maher said. “This is what he does every time there’s a national disaster. Wildfires? Mismanaged your forest! Mass shooting? You should have been armed! Hurricane? Your island is very inconveniently located. His response to every tragedy is ‘How can I hurt?'”
Spider-Man scales Manhattan Bridge — as NYPD corner protesters on the structure: report
Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City were greeted by a fascinating sight as a person wearing a Spiderman costume climbed the structure.
Tense situation in Manhattan - we’re at the Manhattan bridge where it crosses into Brooklyn. Police are blocking protesters from crossing into Manhattan. Protesters are chanting: let us through. Curfew went into effect at 8pmET https://t.co/PMDkll0RG0
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 3, 2020
‘No idea’: Defense Secretary claims he didn’t know White House was going to forcibly disperse protesters
On Tuesday, NBC News held an interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who denied advance knowledge of the White House's actions against peaceful protesters the day before.
"I thought I was going to do two things: to see some damage and to talk to the troops," said Esper. "I didn't know where I was going. I wanted to see how much damage actually happened." He said he believed they were only going to observe the damage to the bathroom in Lafayette Square, which had been vandalized.
Fox News ‘wants to scare white people’ by pushing ‘a disinfo campaign from white nationalists’: report
Fox News was blasted by one of the network's former reporters for running a disinformation campaign from "white nationalists" as cities across the country deal with crises of civil unrest.
On Tuesday, Fox News ran a story from a single government source alleging Antifi would be causing mayhem in the suburbs.
"Agitators behind the rioting that has paralyzed the country over the past week want to move into more suburban areas, a government intelligence source has told Fox News," Hollie McKay reported for the network. "Much of the worry stems from the notion that many in well-armed, suburban, and rural neighborhoods won't hesitate to exercise their Second Amendment rights and elevated anxieties could lead to heavy confrontation. 'Antifa knows this," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Local and state authorities have to get a grip on this because if it moves to the suburbs, more people will die.'"