Bill Maher embraced President Donald Trump’s name for him before warning Democrats ahead of the 2020 election.
President Donald Trump does not like late night television. He’s made that very clear by attacking everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Saturday Night Live. Not surprisingly, Bill Maher is on that list too and now the Real Time host has finally responded.
We’ve seen President Trump time and time again take to Twitter or a podium to complain about how late night shows treat him. It is never fair, never accurate, and never funny. The millions of fans watching and laughing along to The Late Show, Late Night, The Daily Show and the rest would disagree.
Real Time with Bill Maher has ever reason to be enemy number one for the White House. On HBO, Maher has the freedom to say things that hosts like Stephen Colbert or Seth Meyers can only hint at or dream of saying directly into the camera. And President Trump has noticed, referencing Maher on several occasions and calling him a “maniac” with a “big show.”
On Friday night, Maher decided to respond and explain why President Trump thinks he’s crazy. Once again, Maher made his case for why he believes President Trump will not give up the White House if he loses the election in November.
Bill Maher may have started off the “New Rule” segment by comparing President Trump to a comedian but the Real Time host doesn’t consider it a joke. If President Trump wants to call it “Big Show with Crazy Maniac,” that’s fine with Maher but he doesn’t think that makes him wrong.
Maher asks his viewers to imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump graciously accepts defeat, thanks those who voted, and respects the decision of the American people. There has been virtually no evidence to suggest this would be a reality. And for Maher, that is a very real danger that has to be discussed.
The Real Time host takes it even further, reminding everyone that President Trump still isn’t over the 2016 election that he won. Maher says that Donald Trump never admits that he lost or that he’s wrong. The best example of that may have been last year’s “Sharpiegate.”
So what can be done or what is being done? These are the questions Maher asks Democratic candidates in the event President Trump calls the 2020 election “fixed” or “rigged” and refuses a peaceful transition of power.
If the answer is “win by a landslide” then Maher isn’t buying it. He argues that Trump supporters won’t suddenly abide by math and facts. He warns that Democrats can’t play by a different set of rules than Republicans, many of whom have made it clear they’ll do anything to protect President Trump.
It’s all enough to drive Bill Maher crazy. But is he a maniac? That seems to be President Trump’s decision to make. And you can be sure that the president will catch wind of Maher’s “Big Show” warning once again.