Bill Maher: When it Comes to Trump, Start Blaming the Self-Esteem Movement

Screen-Shot-2016-03-18-at-11.23.15-PMTonight on Real Time, Bill Maher took aim at Donald Trump‘s favorite thing about himself: his humility (or lack thereof.)

Criticizing America for being the type of country where a football player can run the wrong way, score five goals for the opposing team, and still be “a winner,” Maher cautioned against telling kids (and adults!) that they are amazing all the time. To hammer home why that’s such a bad idea, he played a montage of Trump announcing all the things he is the best at, including building walls and loving the Bible.

The New Rule for this evening, then, went like this:

Stop trying to pin the rise of Donald Trump on easy targets like racism, xenophobia, and fetal alcohol syndrome and put the blame where it belongs: on the self-esteem movement.

Another great line was, “If there’s anything scarier than Donald Trump thinking he’s the most important person in the world is that in eight months, he could be.”

What do you think?

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