On the 2020 season finale of “Real Time” with Bill Maher on HBO, the host suggested there was one person in the country who could save America — and loathed the fact the person is from Australia.
The topic came up after an examination of disinformation in America. The socially distanced panel was historian Jon Meacham and Alex Wagner, the co-host and executive producer of “The Circus” on Showtime.
“I would say the only person in this country who has the power to really change the direction of this country is Rupert Murdoch,” Maher said of the Fox News boss.
“Yeah,” Wagner replied.
“That’s interesting,” Meacham said.
“Trump is already trying to peel people away, because Fox News is kinda divided about him, but they have certainly been critical and some people have called the election for [Joe] Biden,” Maher explained. “And it looks like Murdoch is doing it, it looks like he’s throwing his lot in with reality for a change.”
“I think Rupert Murdoch — more than anyone else — holds the fate of this country in his hand,” he said. “An Australian.”
“F*cking Australian,” Maher noted. “You know how I feel about Australians, always sleeping on your couch and trying to steal your girlfriend.”
Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding
President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Thursday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.
At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for after the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 for the first time.
"The stock market, it's just broken 30,000," the president said. "Never broken that number. That's a sacred number. Nobody thought they would ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020 and it's the 48th time that we have broken records in -- during the Trump administration."
Here’s the best way to pry Trump from the White House — according to a professional hostage negotiator
President Donald Trump is still refusing the concede that he lost the 2020 presidential election, which has prompted some speculation over whether the Secret Service will be forced to drag him out of the White House on January 20th.
In an interview with the Boston Globe, retired NYPD homicide detective Alfred S. Titus, Jr. said that the best way to coax Trump to leave would be to remind him of how great his life was before he decided to run for office back in 2015.
Trump-loving congressman turns himself into a laughingstock with a few deranged tweets
The first thing you should know about Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is that he shouldn’t be confused with the famous movie villain from “Ghostbusters.”
One of them has been described as a “sadistic, shapeshifting, apocalyptic, cosmic entity.”
The other spelled his name differently and wasn’t a registered Republican.
Paul Gosar is no relation of Gozer the Gozerian. But he’s doing his best movie-villain schtick as part of a cottage industry of loyal subjects vying to carry on the manic mantle of Trumpism.