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Bill Maher Updates His Donald Trump 'Dictator Checklist'

'It’s pretty scary. And now with the military parades, he had 8 out of 10. Now he’s gonna have 9 out of 10'

Monologue: Abusive Aides and Military Parades | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
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Bill Maher updated his "dictator checklist" on the latest episode of his HBO show "Real Time," following a report in the Washington Post that U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to begin planning a military parade in Washington, D.C.

"We put together a ‘dictator checklist’ last year right around this time,” Maher began. “It’s pretty scary. And now with the military parades, he had 8 out of 10. Now he he’s gonna have 9 out of 10."

Monologue: Abusive Aides and Military Parades | Real Time with Bill MaherHBO

Maher listed the items already “checked off” the list, which include: "you’re a narcissist and you like your name or face on buildings, appoint family members to positions of power, you hate the press and use your own propaganda outlet (joking Fox News is “State TV”), you use your office for you own personal financial gain, align with other dictators, claim minorities are the cause of problems in this country, and you lie so freely that people don’t know what the truth is anymore.”

During the episode, Maher also interviewed New York Time's editor Bari Weiss - who like Maher - has accused #MeToo of possibly going too far. 

Weiss told Maher that #MeToo is “long overdue.” But added, “The hard left is basically saying it’s OK if a few innocent men go down with the ship if that’s what it takes to bring down the patriarchy. They hate zero tolerance on the right when it comes to drug policy but they love zero tolerance when it comes to sexual misconduct.”

Bari Weiss on #MeToo | Real Time with Bill MaherHBO