Bill Maher Savages ‘A**holes’ at RNC: ‘I Want Them to Steal More Ideas From Michelle Obama’
Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher kicked off a series of special live episodes, covering both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with a monologue Wednesday night that took vicious aim at the goings-on in Cleveland this week. Maher began by apologizing to the audience for starting late because “Mike Pence wouldn’t shut the fuck up,” then launched into a blistering five-minute set that covered everything from the D-list celebrity vibe to Senator Ted Cruz‘s (R-TX) non-endorsement of nominee Donald Trump.
Maher also addressed the controversy surrounding prospective First Lady Melania Trump‘s plagiarism of current First Lady Michelle Obama‘s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech, and chided the media for focusing so much attention on it:
In the media, this is the only story anyone’s been talking about. Have they been watching this convention? These assholes cheered letting off the cops who killed Freddie Gray. They’re against health insurance, and for coal mining. I want them to steal more ideas from Michelle Obama.
Maher went on to call RNC speakers like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a “lineup of assholes.”
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