Bill Maher Spend 30 Glorious Minutes Railing Against Donald Trump | Classic Vines
Bill Maher spent the entire stretch of a special
Republican National Convention-themed episode
of his eponymous HBO show on Thursday
thrashing the now-official Republican presidential
nominee Donald Trump.
Maher ― alongside California Lt. Gov. Gavin
Newsom (D), author Robert Reich, and Heather
McGhee, head of the think tank Demos ― was
quick to point out the “fact-free” nature of the
speech, noting the Republican party has taken its
conservative platform “to a whole new level” this
Trump’s exhaustive, hour and 16 minute-long
acceptance speech focused heavily on fear and
hate while, once again, straying away from any
concrete policy plans that don’t involve building
walls and banning the world’s Muslims.
“He’s got this idea that everyone in this country is
terrified of one another, is terrified of the world
and he’s the only answer,” McGhee said. “It’s
“I honestly have never heard a speech that was
as longwinded … as full of fear,” Reich continued.
“This was the most negative acceptance speech I
have ever heard. I do think that it’s scary because
in many ways it was effective. He is a marketer,
he knows how to tap into what people want to
Maher went on to comment on Trump’s dextrous
ability to fiddle with reality, especially when it
comes to his promise to keep a balanced budget
while providing tax breaks to the richest
Americans and simultaneously funding massive
upticks in infrastructure and military spending.
“For a guy who is thought by so many people to
be a genius because he’s rich, he seems to know
nothing about money,” Maher said.
The panelists went on to note how the entire
election had become “a referendum on decency,”
while McGhee said Trump was trying to up “the
idea of racial resentment.”
Take a look at the full episode above.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites
political violence and is a serial liar,rampant
xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who
has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6
billion members of an entire religion ― from
entering the U.S.