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April 01, 2017 at 11:03 AM EDT

Real Time With Bill Maher

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
02/21/03
genre
Talk Shows

Bill Maher has a “new rule”: “If you get up every day and try to make Donald Trump’s ludicrous and dangerous pronouncements sound normal and sane, you are an enabler,” the Real Time host said on his show Friday night, backed by a collage of Trump’s administration team.

Maher’s blacklist includes Vice President Mike Pence, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and even Fox News host Sean Hannity.

“Twenty years from now, when your kids ask you over a glass of soylent green, ‘What did you do during the Trump years, daddy?’ you don’t want your answer to be, ‘My job was to go on TV and pretend Trump didn’t say what everybody just heard him say,'” the host continued. “That is an enabler and that word is not a compliment.”

Maher compared Trump to “bats– nuts” Norma Desmond of the 1950s film noir Sunset Boulevard and Trump’s “handlers” to her “sycophant man-servant,” Max. “Like I say, timely,” he said.

“In the plot, Norma Desmond is a faded movie queen, a silent film star of the 1920s, but now she hasn’t worked in 30 years but she still thinks she’s big because of Max,” he added. “Max goes into the basement every night and writes fake fan letters to fool her into thinking people still love her. Is that really any different than [Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee] pretending to have intelligence that backs up what his mad boss tweeted at three in the morning?”

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Maher didn’t forget about “West Wing’s Flowers in the Attic” Spicer and Conway, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and “psycho” “a–licker” Trump advisor Stephen Miller, either.

“Without these professional liars and deniers, there’s no Trump. It takes a village to help a man-child stay in power, and the excuse ‘I’m just doing my job’ is starting to sound an awful lot like ‘I was just following orders,'” he said over a photograph of Hitler’s forces.

Watch Maher’s segment above.

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