“We live in a country now where reporting reality gets attacked because it threatens the fantasy world created by the cult leader,” the HBO star says.
Bill Maher tore into a disturbing trend among Trump supporters Friday night.
The "Real Time" host devoted a portion of his monologue to joke about QAnon, a wild conspiracy theory that has spawned a cult following. Maher, who is back after a one-month break, explained the "crazy" theory, which CNN proved is catching fire with #MAGA devotees.
"This is a big movement on the right," Maher began. "See, we don’t hear about these things because we’re not crazy. Q is a person — a member of the ‘deep state,’ way high up in the ‘deep state’ — but now he’s turning on them, and he’s revealing that the world is run by a giant pedophile ring."
"Really. Every president since Reagan has been part of it. Hillary, Obama," he continued. "You know who’s a pedophile? Tom Hanks. Steven Spielberg. And who’s gonna stop this? Trump. Because who’s more qualified to stop pedophilia than the creep who used to walk in on Miss Teen USA pageants?"
"He wasn’t being a creep, he was looking for pedophiles," Maher joked. "He’s the Serpico of child molesters! Trump loved those girls like they were his own daughter."
The story that Maher was referring to was from a 2016 BuzzFeed News report in which five former Miss USA contestants alleged that Trump would spy on the girls in the dressing room while they were changing.
Since Maher had been gone for a while, the HBO host had a lot of current events to catch up on. Maher explained that he can always tell it’s "time" to return from vacation because the "state is on fire."
The satirist joked about Trump’s "hillbilly Nuremberg rallies" in Tampa, Florida, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and how Trump still has continued to constantly attack the media, except Fox News, of course.
"He calls the media the ‘enemy of the people’– except of course for Fox News," Maher said. "They’re so far up his ass they’re the enema of the people. We live in a country now where reporting reality gets attacked because it threatens the fantasy world created by the cult leader."
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