Comedian Andrew Dice Clay has been a controversial figure, thanks to his often deemed offensive persona, “The Diceman.” In an interview with Rolling Stone he even recalled a meeting with filmmaker Woody Allen in which the comic made a point to say, “I need you to know that Andrew is in the room, not the Diceman.”
During a discussion with Van Jones, Lesley Stahl, and Charles Cooke on HBO’s Real Time, Maher said Trump doesn’t have to change his personality because “they’re presenting this scenario that it’s a ‘character.'”
He continued, “It’s like Andrew Dice Clay. Sometimes he goes, ‘I’m just being Andrew. I’m not Dice now.’ And then Trump puts on the leather jacket, ‘Hey! Hickory dickory dock. A Mexican went up the f–ing clock.'” Maher added that Trump’s political persona is “not really Donald Trump.”
Watch the clip above and skip to the 2:54 mark to hear the comparison.