Tonight’s Real Time with Bill Maher pulled no punches and laid into the Saudis, American intelligence asleep at the wheel, the problem with Trumpenomics, the American electorate that wants freebies and low taxes and White apologists.
Journalist Lawrence Wright was the top-of-show interview guest who dissected just how complicit the Saudis were in the 9/11 attacks. Actor Thomas Middleditch was the mid-show interview guest whose concerns over the environment were voiced. The panel featured the author and sole conservative Charles Cooke, journalist and grandma Lesley Stahl and political commentator, Van Jones.
Trump perceptions and GOP buyer’s remorse:
Maher began the show with the realization that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the frontrunners, yet they are as disliked as the others and this year’s election is like no other he has seen ever.
The panel discussed why all the candidates are so unpopular. “It’s a hate-f*ck election,” Maher quipped but with veracity, even Stahl agreed.
The GOP claims that Donald Trump “has just been putting on an act” according to Maher.
“It’s all been an act…He’s really very presidential, a very reasonable guy. He’ll be different after the nomination.’ OK, so let me get this straight: the last thirty years as the world’s biggest douchebag, and that was just to get us ready? This idea that this guy could ever change his stripes, that he could be ‘presidential’ because on election night Tuesday in New York for three minutes he went onstage and acted like a normal human being, and he didn’t urinate on the whole audience, and he called Cruz ‘senator.’ It lasted three minutes! Maher blasted. “It’s like making a chimp ride a tricycle for a little while. Or Keanu Reeves can do a British accent for a little while and then he loses it.”
The U.S. Military got the Maher treatment too, “a rock out with your cock out” organization that he claimed was “the most ridiculous” mass murder machine.
“Is ISIS a threat? Yes. But the caliphate will not be in Kentucky,” said Maher who shared some alarming real news headlines and lambasted the general public for using Facebook as their source of all information.
The Saudis suck and so does the USA Intelligence Dept:
Climate Change and those in denial
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