HBO’s late-night political satirist Bill Maher went after middle America on the latest episode of his show “Real Time,” attempting to explain the appeal of Donald Trump.
“We have a problem in America called spatial geographic inequality, which means that the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities,” he explained.
“Maybe that has something to do with why Trump voters are obsessed with ‘owning the libs,’ because the libs own everything else,” Maher joked.
“The blue parts of America are having a big prosperity party, while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail — and they still use the mail,” he continued.
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Maher also weighed in on the Jussie Smollett scandal rocking the United States. Smollett was arrested and charged after he was accused of staging a hate crime last month in Chicago. Maher tried to explain Smollett's actions by saying that in America, “there’s nothing more powerful than being a victim.”
“I feel like we’ve gone from this place where I hear people say, ‘Victims should be believed.’ Victims should be taken seriously. Victims should not always be believed,” Maher said. “Take you seriously – that’s a big difference, but we seem to have skipped that step because we always do.”