Bill Maher Believes Gen. John Kelly is Op-Ed Writer: I Bet The McCain Funeral Was ‘The Last Straw’


On Friday night, Bill Maher weighed in on the controversial New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous senior Trump administration official.

Maher began by asking his panel who they thought who was behind the op-ed. Former congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA) suspected DNI Dan Coates, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg believed it was a staffer of a prominent senior official, while former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod invoked Murder on the Orient Express and said everyone in the White House wrote a sentence of the piece.

Then the Real Time host shared his thoughts.

“I think it’s Gen. [John] Kelly. I do,” Maher declared. “First of all, I think the McCain funeral was the last straw for a lot of people and he’s the kind of guy who- look, he’s not been happy for a very long time… the list of people who’ve called the president an ‘idiot.’ It’d be hard to find anyone who didn’t. And he has been in there.”

Maher then invoked Kelly’s reported quote in Bob Woodward‘s new book Fear that we’re “in Crazytown.”

“I just think he has the balls to do this,” Maher added. “Well, that’s another question. Do you think this is heroic or do you think this is cowardly?”

While Axelrod questioned “the point” of the op-ed and Goldberg mentioned it wasn’t a “call to arms,” Maher gave his “outlier opinion.”

“This person, I would like to say to them, ‘Thank you for your service,'” Maher said.

Watch the clip above, via HBO.

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