Bill Maher on Trump's First Week: 'What the F--- Is Going On?'

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Monologue: WTF Is Going On? | Real Time with Bill Maher
Monologue: WTF Is Going On? | Real Time with Bill Maher. January 28, 2017.Credit: Screen grab

Bill Maher, the host of HBO's long-running political satire program, "Real Time with Bill Maher," ripped into President Trump's first week in office in his latest episode. Covering topics ranging from Trump's executive actions on Syrian refugees and immigration to Trump's obsession with the media and the size of the crowd at his inauguration, Maher had one thing to say about Trump's first week: "What the f--- is going on?" 

Maher tore into the fast pace of Trump's executive actions: “He keeps holding [the executive orders] up after he signs them, like, ‘Look! Look mommy, I finished my coloring! Maybe we can put it on the refrigerator!’ The problem is, you know, executive orders are a real thing. When Obama did it he had the lawyers go over it, people knew what was happening in the departments. No one knows how these things are going to work! Nobody knows where the money’s coming from."

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Executive orders, Maher joked, are like "signed tweets!" Trump seems to be just throwing them out as quick as possible to show he is doing something, “Because he’s a doer,” Maher continued.

"His first week was like the last half hour of Goodfellas! Ray Liotta is coked up out of his mind and doing ten things at once: he’s dropping off a trunk full of handguns AND he’s making spaghetti AND helicopters are chasing himit can’t really go on like this for four years, can it?"

Maher ended the show with his regular "New Rules" segment, insisting that while the pain is still fresh and continuing to hurt, liberals must figure out what went wrong. Maher had an explanation, "Democrats have gone from the party that protects people, to the party that protects feelings - from 'Ask not what your country can do for you' to 'you owe me an apology.' Republicans apologize for nothing, Democrats for everything, can't we find a balance."

“While you self-involved fools were policing the language at the Kid’s Choice Awards, a mad man talked his way into the White House," concluded Maher. 

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