Bill Maher returned to his HBO show, Real Time, on Friday after a two-month hiatus.
The host’s opening monologue covered a lot of ground, starting with the revelation that the FBI opened an investigation into whether President Donald Trump acted as an agent of the Russian government.
“Spoiler alert: he is,” Maher said.
Trump met with Vladimir Putin five times with nobody else around, and has been deferential to him on all occasions, Maher noted.
“Nobody can ever know what they’re doing,” Maher said. “Forget collusion, I want to know if there’s penetration.”
Maher also mocked Trump’s standoff with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in which she is “kicking his a**” and the fact that Trump stopped Pelosi from visiting troops overseas but allowed his wife to take Air Force One to vacation in Florida.
“It’s their wedding anniversary this week,” Maher said. “And Trump says he remembers the first time he ever laid eyes on Melania and clicked ‘Add to cart.'”
Watch the monologue below.
Trump’s attempt to look tough backfires — and even Republicans seem to see the writing on the wall
From the moment that protests against racist police violence started to spread from Minneapolis to the rest of the country (and the world), after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin killed an unarmed black man named George Floyd in a gruesome incident captured on video, it's been clear that Donald Trump thought this was exactly the Hail Mary he needed to win re-election. Trump has been desperate for a way to distract the country from the soaring death rate of the coronavirus pandemic (now at 108,000 and counting) and the 40 million left unemployed in the resulting economic collapse. He believed that a racist and sadistic backlash against the protesters was just the ticket.
Snapchat curbs Trump for inciting ‘racial violence’ as Facebook looks the other way
Snapchat on Wednesday became the latest social network moving to curb the reach of inflammatory comments by US President Donald Trump, claiming the president has been inciting "racial violence."
The youth-focused social network said it would no longer promote Trump on its Discover platform for recommended content.
"We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover," a statement from Snapchat said.
The move came days after Twitter took an unprecedented stand by hiding a Trump post it said promoted violence, heating up the White House war with Silicon Valley and social media.
‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.
At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.
McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.
"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."