Bill Maher, comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” went after President Donald Trump on Friday night for his concerns about the migrant caravan headed north toward the United States.
The president has made it clear that anyone who attempts to enter the country unlawfully will be turned away; he has established a military presence along the border in case the caravan of about 4,000 migrants becomes rowdy.
Maher (pictured above left) is not happy about this — and has used the situation as another opportunity to attack the president.
“Trump is like a racist Paul Revere. ‘The migrants are coming! The migrants are coming,’” Maher said. “He keeps calling it an invasion. Yes, an invasion of strollers.”
“The great invaders of history, Attila the Hun, Ivan the Terrible, Dora the Explorer,” he added.
Maher also took the opportunity to attack Fox News for its coverage of the caravan, which is getting closer to this country’s border by the day.
He said that Fox “treats this like it’s the zombie apocalypse. But zombies eat brains. Why would they be heading toward America?”
This week, President Trump deployed 5,200 active-duty military members to the southern border to help Border Patrol deal with the potential added surge of people attempting to illegally cross the border.
Maher attacked the president for this as well.
“I don’t want to say the Army is being used as props, but instead of saying, ‘Move out,’ the commanding officer now says, ‘Places,’” Maher joked.
Maher is conveniently ignoring the violence that members of the migrant caravan have already committed. Earlier this week, some of them attacked Mexican border agents and police officers with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks.
Mexican authorities even said some of them carried guns and firebombs, as the Associated Press and other outlets have reported.
Regardless of what President Trump does at this point, one can almost expect that Maher will be going after him for it.
After all, this is the same Bill Maher who said back in June that he was hoping the country’s economy would collapse so that Trump would be voted out office in 2020.
While Maher would be financially stable through such a situation, he ignored the catastrophic impact such a recession would have on millions of working families and the middle class in general.
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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.