Comedian and HBO show host Bill Maher recently appeared on MSNBC’s “The Beat” for an interview. During it, Maher kept trying to attack former President Donald Trump for being awful, but would then circle back to Hunter Biden and seemingly remember what the Bidens were up to and how terrible it was.
Speaking on the subject, Maher began by attacking Trump and wringing his hands and grasping his pearls about how he supposedly can’t understand why Republicans would stick behind Trump by comparing his treatment to Biden’s.
Maher, making that claim that it is inconceivable why people would compare the Biden family’s treatment to Trump’s, said, “I don’t understand how they can equate this equivalency between Trump and Biden. And in a lot of cases, I guess [Joe Rogan is] now for Trump, pretty much out there saying it.”
Continuing, Maher kept trying to attack Trump but then brought up Hunter as a tangent and had to admit that the Hunter Biden influence-peddling scandal looks terrible, saying, “Do I love everything about Biden? No, but, you know, I just don’t understand how they can look at what Trump did– now, does the Hunter Biden scandal stink?”
Moving forward with that point, Maher kept saying that there is “no equivalency” between Trump and Biden, meaning Trump is far worse, but also returned to the Hunter issue and had to note that there is “real corruption” with Hunter but the media refuses to cover it.
He said, “It really does. Stinks to the high heavens. I mean, that’s real corruption there that a lot of the left-wing media will not cover, but it’s nothing like what Trump did. I mean, there’s just no equivalency. You can say ‘what aboutism’ for anything. But like I said to him, you just can’t tell unlike things apart if you see that the same way.”
Then, Maher drifted back to comparing Trump and Biden despite insisting that doing so is impossible, noting that Hunter is left on the hook in situations where the media and government would be intent on prosecuting Donald Trump Jr.
He said, “But, you know, they also shouldn’t cover up what — I mean, if Don Jr. had done the things that Hunter Biden did, he would be every day. If they found cocaine in the White House? ‘Whose could it be? Who does cocaine around here? We can’t figure it out.‘”
Maher, during the video, also spoke about Trump’s mugshot, saying that Trump “nailed it” and arguing that it is ridiculous there are five trials for Trump. He said: “I gotta say, the mug shot. He nailed it. He nailed that mug shot. Unbelievable. He nailed it and they love it. And, you know, I think instead of having five trials, they should have combined them all into one.”
Watch that here:
.@billmaher on Donald Trump’s mugshot.
— The Beat with Ari Melber 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) September 7, 2023
Further, during the interview, he also explained why normal people are siding with Trump and blasted the out-of-touch left for not getting it and mocking MAGA, saying, “I think it would be helpful if the people who watch this would see that. Just crack a window a little bit, and you maybe understand why people would — you have to try to understand why half the country is looking to Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Yes, it’s not what we think, but, you know, people are not self-deporting in this country. Half the country isn’t going away. Even if the Democrat wins the next time, they’ll still be here, and they’ll still have these views. And some of them are not crazy.”
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