Bill Maher came out swinging on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday night, not just taking aim at Donald Trump, but also at his “enabling” peeps who surround him.
“Without his professional liars and deniers, there’s no Trump. It takes a village to help a man-child stay in power,” Maher said in his New Rules segment.
“If you get up every day and try to make Donald Trump’s ludicrous and dangerous pronouncements sound normal and sane, you are an enabler,” he said. “Twenty years from now when your kids ask you over a glass of soylent green ‘What did you do during the Trump years, Daddy?,’ you don’t want your answer to be ‘My job was to go on TV and pretend Trump didn’t say whatever you just heard him say.’ That is an enabler and that word is not a compliment.”
Comparing Trump to “Sunset Boulevard’s” Norma Desmond and her “sycophant man servant” Max as a great fictional enabler, Maher called the similarity especially timely.