During a guest appearance on CNN’s The Messy Truth, a town hall series hosted by Van Jones, Bill Maher, comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time, got very real with a supporter of President Donald Trump after being asked why he and other couldn’t cut Trump “some slack.”
“Because of what he’s done and said,” snaps a furious-looking Maher, interrupting the man.“He’s been there only three weeks. Give him a break,” the man persists, saying that Trump has “the toughest job on Earth.”Maher then retorts that “the toughest job on Earth has never been done like this.”
“It’s a giant con what he’s done,” Maher continues.“He ran for the little man and then what does he do? He gets into office. The coal companies can dump sludge in the river because, you know, that’s what the little man is aching for,” Maher said, his voice thick with sarcasm. “Undoing Dodd-Frank ( a law that regulates Wall Street banks) because so many of the town halls in Appalachia, people were standing up and saying ‘Mister Trump, please get rid of the Volcker Rule!'”
“It’s beyond politics. It’s about sanity. It’s about somebody who makes stuff up, who doesn’t read. His information is either anecdotal or pulled right out of his … behind.”
“That should bother you, sir,” Maher, adds, addressing the audience member. “I’m not the crazy one here.”
No Bill, you’re not the crazy one, that toothless goon and his ignorant orange Messiah are the crazy ones.
While Maher’s dressing down of this idiotic Trump fan was savagely satisfying, it’s unlikely that the comedian’s words broke through to people like him. The Trump troll’s likely to go back home to his buddies and brag about the time he got under the skin of a famous “Hollywood liberal” on national TV.
But, in a year or two, the same troll will have a puzzled look on his face when he tries to figure out why his health insurance premium just tripled, why his kid can’t find a job out of college, and why gas is now 5 dollars a gallon. Some people just need to touch the burning stove for a few minutes or years before it sinks in.
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