Bill Maher Jokes About Hinckley Assassinating Trump Since Polls Are Tight

Politico touted as “HOT AUDIO” HBO star Bill Maher making jokes about Donald Trump being assassinated. Well, it was sort of a joke. It had that Maher edge – as in, “seriously, shouldn’t we shoot Trump before he gets elected?” Judging from the giddy reaction from Maher-loving liberals, could we call it “bloodlust”?

Maher was doing a standup comedy set at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, and he admitted, “I’m nervous. And I saw the headline today — "Race tightening. Trump ahead in Ohio and Florida." If this race is even the week before the election, somebody is going to have to go out there…”

He paused for effect, then said in a low, growly voice: “Why do you think they let Hinckley out?”

John Hinckley, Jr. shot and wounded President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Last week, he was permanently released from St. Elizabeth psychiatric hospital in the nation's capital, where he was held for 35 years after being found not guilty by reason of insanity after he shot President Reagan, press secretary James Brady, D.C. policeman Thomas Delahanty, and Secret Service officer Tim McCarthy. Audio is below:

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