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Maher Jokes About Trump Getting Assassinated: ‘Why Do You Think They Let Hinckley Out?’

maherBill Maher apparently heard that John Hinckley Jr. is free, seeing how the Real Time host invoked the news in a quip he made about Donald Trump.

Maher was doing stand-up on Saturday night at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, when he noted that the race between Trump and Hillary Clinton grows tighter and tighter.

“If this race is even the week before the election,” Maher said, “somebody is going to have to go out there…Why do you think they let Hinckley out?”

Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, and he was permanently released from his mental institution yesterday. While a federal judge determined that Hinckley is no longer a threat to society, he will still be supervised and required to live under a set of conditions for at least a year.

Maher also brought up Trump’s comments about “Second Amendment people,” a reference to the controversy where the mogul vaguely suggested how firearm advocates might deal with any gun control efforts enacted by Clinton.

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