A roller coaster week in D.C. made for perfect comedic fodder for Bill Maher on his HBO series “Real Time” Friday night, but talk of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts got giggles, groans and growls from his audience.
“Don’t start growling,” he told the audience. “I’ll go f—ing nuts on you! I’m right on the edge here! Do not f—ing push me. We’re supposed to be on the same team. It’s not just me. It’s driving us all crazy. Right? Please tell me it’s not just me.”
Maher was fired up about Trump’s proposed budget that would cut funding for humanitarian services, climate change research and arts programs, to name just a few casualties.
“They’ve taken all the money from scientist and teachers and human rights workers, Meals on Wheels, Muppets, and gives it to the people that really need it — the defense contractors,” said Maher, who also mentioned Trump’s promise to put coal miners back to work.
“That’s what passes for good news in this administration — ‘You’re going back down in that toxic hole…’ and then as they’re lowering them in, ‘… and we’re going to take away your health care!'”
Maher went on to say that the new budget director Mick Mulvaney defended cutting Meals on Wheels and school meal programs. While campaigning, Trump asked voters, “What do you have to lose?” of which Maher now has an answer: “This stuff. Life as we know it! I always said this — you want Republicans to care about kids? You have to just jam them back in the uterus.”
Climate change, Maher pointed out, was also swept under the rug with the new budget proposal, as was PBS. And the whole #WireTapGate issue that had POTUS picking up a speculative story on Fox News about former President Obama “wiretapping” Trump Tower before the November election… well, that pushed Maher right over the edge.
“What has to happen, Republican Patriots, before you act?” Maher asked into the camera. “Does the president have to get naked, roll around on the White House lawn, start eating the grass and go ‘Vroom, vroom! I’m a lawnmower!’?”
Watching the entire “Real Time With Bill Maher” opening monologue above.