Bill Maher Jokes Melania's Marriage to Trump Must Feel Like the Holocaust

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Bill Maher on the latest episode of his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," January 26, 2018
Bill Maher on the latest episode of his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," January 26, 2018Credit: Screen shot

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.”

“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.

Monologue: Mueller and Mulligans | Real Time with Bill Maher Credit: HBO

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