“Bill Maher is a regular contributor on this program and author of the popular Book of Bill and about to turn 50, so there’s a lot of advice he’s earned.”
That’s how Bill Maher begins a brief guest appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Thursday night, noting that Larry David is a “tremendous” friend.
But unlike their visit on “Saturday Night Live” on Sunday, where Maher used his talents to savage Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this time, he warned Virginia Democrats about their governor, Terry McAuliffe.
“He’s not very happy with education funding this year, and it might kill him at the polls,” Maher joked. “He might lose because parents vote.”
Most of the actual show focused on taking on Clinton and Trump. Maher compared the former Secretary of State to his dystopian fantasy “Game of Thrones” with “Prince Eric” taking over the throne, while Maher and Paul Begala decided that “trump” is a lesser version of “Trumpfella” in the “one-night stand” category.
Maher and his guests, including Rick Perlstein, Steve Schmidt and Guy Benson, dissected their matches, including their comments about women, race, policy and how much of what they said was pure BS. On Sunday, some of the panelists appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” to discuss their debates.
“There’s not a more trustworthy person out there than Donald Trump,” Perlstein said.
Perlstein, a journalist and playwright, said that Kelly has softened to Trump on “This Week” and that she has not said anything critical of Trump on air. He also said the Republican would have been the Republican nominee long ago if he had not shamed his party over sexism and in a recent interview about sexual assault.
“He’s a damn good politician,” Perlstein said. “He’s also got the temperament to be president.”
Maher and Bauer also argued that whether or not Clinton had paid a protester in North Carolina was “a lot of bullshit.”
“I don’t think Bill Clinton was being hostile to the protester,” Palin said.
“It was an action that wasn’t authorized by the U.S. Secret Service,” Palin said. “Bill Clinton has the fullest respect for the First Amendment and he definitely did not intend to impede the ability of the law enforcement officials to effectively control the situation.”
“That’s just a bunch of plain silliness,” Maher said.
“Hillary Clinton found it necessary to bow,” Berman said.
“Shaking their hands,” Palin said.
“Even though it was probably a professional protester who didn’t want Bill Clinton to shake hands with her,” Maher said.
Benson said that the protester deserved to be on Trump’s radar because he was “running around in a vest and his brass knuckles talking about violence” during the primary.
“That’s how you scare white people,” Palin said.
Maher also made a serious point about the possibility of a Clinton win.
“One in five people in this country has never worked a day in their life,” he said. “Now you all think she’s a saint?”