In Late Night TV Return, Bill Maher Slams Trump’s Poor And Deadly Coronavirus Response

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In recent weeks there have been reports that Trump’s poll numbers are getting higher, and it’s baffling to anyone who has been paying attention to how this administration has mishandled the Coronavirus outbreak for the very first case reported back in January.

There are countless videos of Donald Trump interviews going back to January, in which he downplayed the virus and expressed no interest in establishing a pandemic defense program. In fact, by the time he did implement a ban of visitors from China, he had already disparaged reports of the severity of the virus and, along with his FOX News cronies, pushed misinformation that it was all just a Democrat hoax.

In recent days Trump has had intense moments with some members of the press who have taken him to task for his blatant negligence, namely Yamiche Alcindor(PBS), Peter Alexander(ABC), Jim Acosta (CNN) and Weijia Jang (CBS). Comedians and late-night talk show hosts have also been calling highlighting Trump’s deadly debacle of a response to this unprecedented crisis.

Now, the latest to chime in with an opinion on Trump’s handling of the pandemic Bill Maher. In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, the “Real Time with Bill Maher star dragged Donald Trump and also blasted the people who continue to support and enable his incompetence.

In his signature style of delivering comedic yet poignant takedowns of political figures who are often on the wrong side of history, he went in on Trump:

In one segment of the video, which seems to have been filmed in is own backyard, he quipped, 

“Thank you, Jesus, I have no symptoms—except if you count shitting my pants every time Trump talks,” offered Maher. “He does this thing every day where he’s bragging about his ratings: ‘I have better ratings than Monday Night Football, The Bachelor’… Yes! Because your viewers aren’t allowed to leave the house. What else are they gonna do? Read?!”   

and then the shade continued …

“If this is a war, Trump lost it in January,” he continued. “He’s not FDR or JFK; he’s LOL. So it’s more than a little disturbing that he is getting a bump in the polls on this. A bump that tells us we are once again entering into ‘rally around the leader’ time. Around the guy who made it worse. I mean, come on, toilet paper is now more valuable than the dollar.”

To watch the video check out the Daily Beast

3 thoughts on “In Late Night TV Return, Bill Maher Slams Trump’s Poor And Deadly Coronavirus Response”

  1. Just TRUMP’s own words:
    “I know more about viruses than anyone.”
    January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
    February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
    February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
    February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
    February 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
    February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
    February 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”
    February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
    February 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
    March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
    March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
    March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
    March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
    March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
    March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
    March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
    March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
    March 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”
    March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Coronavirus.”
    March 9: “This blindsided the world.”
    March 13: “I don’t take responsibility”

    Next…

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    • Trump never said ” I know more about viruses than anyone.” The first instance for that phrase was someone on Twitter that wrote, “I’m waiting for him to say …”. But you people that don’t care about the truth just keep copying and pasting lies. Should we fact check the rest, or assume those are lies, too? Do you really want to be known as a liar? FYI, I didn’t vote for Trump.

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