Bill Maher, the often controversial HBO political satirist, hit nerves on Friday night when he compared Melania Trump's marriage to Donald Trump to the Holocaust. The late-night comedian has stirred up his fair share of controversy of late, having called himself a "house n**ger" and has even been sued by Donald Trump for insisting his father is an orangutan - explaining Trump's "orange hue."
Maher began his Friday show in much the same fashion:
“Oh, Melania. Melania, baby, you gotta knit yourself a pussy hat, I’m tellin’ ya! This is how bad it’s gotten: instead of going to Davos with her husband, Melania went to the Holocaust Museum to cheer up. She signed the guest book: ‘I know the feeling.’ And she lit a candle to mourn the dark day two weeks ago when Trump’s doctor said he was in good health. Then it was off to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Trophy Wife.”
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“But you know who’s not mad at Trump for screwing a porn star? The evangelicals!“Did you see this? Their head dude said we give him ‘a mulligan.’ A mulligan! One little blemish on an otherwise spotless Christian life. I’m not sure a mulligan gets you from Trump’s life to a life of a decent human being. I think the word for that is: reincarnation.”
Later in the episode, Maher engaged with his panel in a long coversation about Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in which Maher vehemently defends the decision.