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Donald Trump: Bill Maher tackles groping accusations

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Bill Maher did not hold back when he tackled the Donald Trump groping accusations during his opening monologue on Real Time Friday night. What began with taking an audience poll of who hadn’t been groped by the Republican nominee, culminated with the declaration, “GOP now stands for Grab Our P—ies,” referencing comments Trump made in leaked video from 2005.

After Trump called the lewd remarks he made about women “locker room talk” during the second presidential debate, multiple women came forth with accusations about sexual misconduct, including PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff and two others reported by The New York Times

“I wish I could tell you how many women it is who are making accusations, but I haven’t refreshed my server in 10 minutes,” Maher joked during his opening monologue. He followed up, “There’s a lot of things people don’t like about Hillary Clinton, but when she rubs you the wrong way, it’s just an expression.”

At one point, he even joked about going as a Trump victim for Halloween: “I’m gonna glue a pair of tiny, orange hands to my tits and go as a Trump victim,” he said. “I think it’s gonna be terrific.”

Trump has since denied these accusations, calling them “totally and absolutely false” and threatened the Times with a lawsuit. But Maher implied Trump is his own worst enemy on the matter, referring to previous statements he made bragging about groping women. “How dare you claim I did the things I claim I do,” he said, channeling Trump.

“So, Republicans are in a bit of disarray about this. There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on. People are saying, ‘I told you we should’ve gone with Bill Cosby,” he continued. “But most of them are sticking with Donald Trump? Why? Because the voters are sticking with Donald Trump. To the Republican base out there, this is not a deal-breaker. GOP now stands for Grab Our P—ies.”

Watch Maher’s entire opening monologue in the video above.

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