HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher castigated liberals for a less-than-receptive response to President Donald Trump's announcement that he planned to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization proposals.
During a Friday news conference, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "[Trump] will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong Un at a place and time to be determined."
What did Maher say?
During "Real Time" on Friday, Maher pointed out the Democrats' hypocrisy, saying that former President Barack Obama proposed the same meeting while he was in office and liberals "loved it."
"All these liberals who are reflexively hating on this, A: Obama — remember him? — proposed the exact same thing in 2008 and they loved it," Maher quipped during his opening monologue. "And B: You know, f*** you, you don’t live on the West Coast where a nuke can get here faster than an Uber from North Korea."
Obama, during his presidential candidacy, said that he would be open talks with countries like North Korea.
"I mean what is this bulls**t? 'No president has ever done this,'" Maher mocked. "Yeah, and they all failed! So I'm going to file this one under, 'So crazy it just might work.'"
The comedian said "this could be the one thing" that Trump is "uniquely qualified to pull off."
"Because Kim and him — Rocket Man and Rainman — are mirror images," Maher explained. "In a weird way, they respect and like each other. Trump said he's a smart cookie. They have the same interests: flattery, celebrity, tyranny. They both have daddy issues and overeating issues and problematic family members and inexplicable hair. They both love missile parades, and they both lie on their golf scores, and one day you see staff members working for them and the next day they disappear."
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