Maher: Trump Supporters Should Admit They ‘Got Conned’ About The Wall
Before wrapping up his show Friday night, Bill Maher mocked Trump supporters for believing President Trump‘s promise of building the wall at the U.S./Mexico border.
The Real Time host said of “all the lies he vomits on a daily basis,” Trump fans should admit they’ve “got conned.”
“Just admit you got conned when you actually thought that Blob the Builder was going to erect the Eighth Wonder of the World for free and Mexico would pick up the check,” Maher said. “C’mon man, we’ve all been there. You bought weed in the park and when you got home, it was pine needles and oregano.”
He invoked White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly for saying that his boss was “uninformed” during the campaign about the feasibility of the wall and that his position has “evolved” since then, which the president reportedly was furious about.
Maher then insisted that Trump supporters are adamant about the wall and won’t settle with fences, rivers, or virtual barriers because the wall “represents a impregnable barrier” that not only keeps out Mexicans but “everything that makes them feel antsy about the old America that’s slipping away.”
“Even Trump admitted that the wall was bogus when he was caught on tape with a call to Mexico’s president saying the wall is the ‘least important thing we are talking about,'” Maher elaborated. “It was always just an applause line that got out of hand.”
He told Trump supporters that they don’t “need” the wall because “everything that wall represents––the bigotry, the racism, the ignorance, the paranoia––is already in your heart.”
Watch the clip above, via HBO.
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