Bill Maher returned to the airwaves for the first time in 2018 with an expletive-riddled assault on certain aspects of the #MeToo movement, which Maher claims to support, and an explosive interview with "Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff.
Maher began his sit-down with Wolff by asking him to tell him "something that the other people have not noticed in this book." "There is something in the book that I was absolutely sure of, but it was so incendiary that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof," Wolff responded.
"Well, I didn’t have the blue dress," Wolff continued. Maher quickly picked up on the implication and asked so "Trump is fucking somebody now?" Wolff responded that he believes Trump is and explained, "You just have to read between the lines. It’s toward the end of the book. . .You’ll know it. Now that I’ve told you, when you hit that paragraph, you’re gonna say, 'Bingo.'"
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"When we start having to talk about the differences between sexual harassment and sexual assault and unwanted groping, you are having the wrong conversation. You need to draw a line in the sand and say that none of it is OK," Maher quoted Gillibrand as saying before setting up his arguement against what he sees as the negative side of the movement.
"I'm down with #MeToo, I'm not down with #MeCarthyism," Maher said.
"Can't we just be having an additional conversation? Can we only have one thought now?" Maher asked to cheers from his audience.
"I get Al Franken had to become roadkill on the 'Zero Tolerance Highway' -- a highway it seems that only Democrats have to drive on," he argued in a speech which was often aimed at defending Franken.
"But do liberals really want to be the 'distinction deniers?'" Maher asked. "The people who can't tell or don't want to see the difference between assault in a van and a backrub at the water cooler? Masturbation is normal and healthy, but not in the park."
"The Declaration of Independence begins with 'we hold these truths to be self-evident.' Self-evident," Maher lectured.