Looks like the liberal blowhard HBO comedian Bill Maher may be getting his wish. Maher had been begging for a market crash and recession to occur in hopes it would oust President Donald Trump from the White House. In 2018, he sniped, “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is to crash the economy.”
Despite having just addressed reporters and the nation on the coronavirus, President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in National Harbor, Maryland for his CPAC with his fastball. In an 84-minute speech, he reminded attendees, journalists, and viewers that CPAC shifted in the last four years from a gathering of thousands representing differing (and sometimes waring) factions on the right to thousands pulling in the same direction for Team Trump.
The liberal cable-news experts decry Trump and his supporters for "unproven conspiracy theories," but they never seem to attack Bill Maher's unproven conspiracy theories. Maher has repeatedly suggested -- and did again Friday night -- that Trump won't leave the White House voluntarily if he loses in November. But he added a new twist, as the coronavirus outbreak builds panic in the populace. Maher predicted "he's going to declare martial law."
This ends-justifies-the-means approach to journalism can lead to embarrassing results. The Valentine’s Day conviction of anti-Trump activist and lawyer Michael Avenatti on three charges of extorting Nike seems like a direct result of the media’s feverish desire to force their “first draft” on the country.
On HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, former NBC morning host and CBS evening anchor Katie Couric expressed amazement at Michael Bloomberg's insults against Donald Trump as a "carnival barking clown" and more. Maher began: "Let me ask everybody about this race and Michael Bloomberg. First of all, he was insulting Trump the other day." Couric's eyes widen and she grinned that toothy grin and said "Oh my God, it was so amazing, wasn't it?"
You know the Republicans are winning when Bill Maher turns his sourness level to Ten. He opened his HBO show Real Time by joking "The good news is the impeachment trial is almost over, the bad news is so as rule of law in America." He added "I’m going to try not to cry during the show because we lost Democracy this week. I feel like I’m standing over a casket, and thinking: Hmm, I should have been nicer when it was alive."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an appearance on the new season of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, and was greeted by a raucous 35-second standing ovation for impeaching Donald Trump. Maher touted the Speaker as a socialist Margaret Thatcher -- "our Iron Lady" of the Left -- and worried Pelosi wasn't appreciated enough by the extreme-left sector of the Democrats.
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Following the conclusion of Friday’s edition of Real Time, the “Overtime” discussion focused on the conviction of former Trump associate Roger Stone and the President’s desire to have the Supreme Court block the release of his tax returns. One of the guests, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, expressed disappointment that despite people in Trump’s inner circle facing prison sentences, President Trump himself has not yet had a “moment of reckoning” while both Bruni and host Bill Maher wondered why his tax returns have “not been leaked.”
Real Time host Bill Maher concluded his satirical segment “New Rules” on Friday by advising his audience to “just celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t try to win it.” At first glance, his closing monologue might have seemed like words of wisdom for those who “see politics so differently from people who share your very blood.” But it quickly turned into a rant against “hate”-filled “rubes” and “Bible thumpers,” in other words, conservatives.
During his opening monologue on Friday’s edition of Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s refusal to concede; dismissing Bevin’s concerns about “irregularities” by sarcastically agreeing with him: “there were reports of black people who have been screwed out of their voting rights voting anyway.” Maher did bluntly crack wise that it was "worth a little blackface" for Ralph Northam’s Virginia Democrats to take over the state legislature in Virginia.
The panel discussion on Friday’s edition of Real Time focused on the impeachment inquiry; with a specific emphasis on the events leading up to it.The segment featured a lot of loaded language to describe President Trump and his actions; with former Time editor Richard Stengel describing the President’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart as an “extortion” and host Bill Maher claiming that Trump “wants to be” a fascist.