The host, Bill Maher, took Donald Trump in his show to a new level. He defined his comment as Racist. He was more angry than bemused during last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher when talking about the increasingly amped-up anti-immigration rhetoric used by Trump and some of his supporters.
“The racism out of the Trump camp is getting kind of nasty,” Maher said. Maher is angry about the Ramos incident when he ejected Ramos from a rally after the anchor attempted to ask a question to which Trump replied, “Go back to Univision.”, supported by an aggressive Trump supporter who ejected Ramos in a hallway outside the conference hall and yelled, “Get out of my country.”
Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies, political correctness, and the mass media. Maher supports the legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997, and is an advisory board member of Project Reason.
In a show with panelist Dana Rohrabacher, Republican congressman from California, Maher said, “If that was my party, I’d feel a little ashamed.” to which Rohrabacher commented on Trump saying “Trump is wrong in several of his solutions, but he’s right in addressing the issue.”
On June 16, 2015, Trump formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party. Trump’s early campaigning drew intense media coverage and saw him rise to high levels of popular support. Since late July 2015, he has consistently been the front-runner in public opinion polls for the Republican Party nomination.
Donald Trump made a two-fold argument: one, he’ll bring jobs and, two, a poll showed him leading among Hispanics in Nevada. Everything Trump has said about Hispanics and immigrants will become heavy on him.
“I’m an atheist and I like the Pope better than you,” Maher said while talking to Rick Santorum. “He’s the vicar of Christ – shouldn’t you have the humility to say ‘If the Pope thinks climate change is a problem, maybe I should?’ He’s not just another guy.” to which Santrorum replied, “He’d speak about the infallibility about protecting human life and abortion and the sanctity of marriage before he would dare walk into this other minefield.”