Bill Maher: Just Like Trump, Michael Jackson Could’ve Shot Someone on Fifth Avenue and Fans Wouldn’t Leave Him

Bill Maher tonight found similarities between President Donald Trump and Michael Jackson, after watching the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

Maher was teeing off about how brazen Trump is and how he “does everything in the open” before bringing up Jackson:

“It struck me there are two things that are very similar to Donald Trump. One, Michael Jackson could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his fans wouldn’t leave him. And two, both of them commit their crimes in the open. Michael Jackson––I could not believe it, he was always with a child and he would hold their hands. He would be like dating that child. And he would admit that he sleeps in bed with children! And people were like, ‘You know what? If he says that, how could he possibly be doing something…’ This is Trump in the Oval Office with the Russians!”

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele said “the families enabled Jackson by putting their kids in that position in the first place,” while Jonathan Alter said Trump’s enablers are congressional Republicans.

You can watch above, via HBO.

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