Bill Maher Slams MSNBC on ‘Hardball’ for Covering Donald Trump’s ‘Brain Farts’ (Video)

“Why cover it like it’s Churchill giving an important speech?” HBO comedian asks Chris Matthews

Bill Maher took on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Tuesday for the network’s wall-to-wall coverage of Donald Trump.

While speaking to Chris Matthews about Trump’s speech on Monday night in Dallas in front of 20,000 people, the HBO comedian pointed out networks like MSNBC are part of the reason Trump has surged.

“Why are you doing that?” Maher asked about MSNBC covering Trump’s speech from beginning to end. “Why cover it like it’s Churchill giving an important speech?”

Maher said Trump’s speeches are more like “brain farts” and that his ramblings — and national media coverage of whatever comes out of his mouth — are the reason other countries are laughing at us.

“He talks about how we shouldn’t have teleprompter, please let’s bring back teleprompters,” Maher said.

Maher isn’t the only one criticizing MSNBC–and CNN–for breathless, wall-to-wall coverage of the Donald. As TheWrap previously reported, some staffers within CNN recently voiced concerns to network chief Jeff Zucker about the network’s coverage of the GOP frontrunner.

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