While appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher” this week, television personality Katie Couric wasted no time in shaming President Donald Trump and his millions of supporters in the worst ways possible.
At one point in the interview, Couric went so far as to pose the question, “How are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?” She then attacked Republican lawmakers who have remained friendly towards Trump in the wake of the Capitol riots earlier this month.
“It is so shocking. … Not only are they not conceding, Bill, but their thoughts – that there might have been some collusion among members of Congress, some are refusing to go through magnetometers … to check for weapons, they’re not wearing masks during this siege,” Couric said.
“I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten,” she added. “But I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie. And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”
Not stopping there, Couric also called for Trump’s impeachment.
“But Bill, if you commit a crime and then you move, does that means we’re not going to charge you with a crime because you’re moving out of the neighborhood? I mean, it’s ludicrous,” Couric said. “I think there have to be guardrails on presidential power. He incited violence. … He was really, really inciting violence.”
She then fantasized about a “Hollywood ending” to Trump’s presidency in which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “comes out as the hero” to convict the president. Unsurprisingly, she celebrated the fact that Trump had been banned from social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
“You’re not allowed to yell fire at a crowded theater, so if you’re inciting violence and you’re spreading lies that are getting people fired up, encouraging violence, I think there should be some standard,” Couric said.
She then celebrated Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration, calling it an “important symbol of closing the chapter on Donald Trump.” Maher somewhat disagreed, warning that Biden should hold a small, indoor inauguration ceremony to protect against a potential coronavirus risk.
“Joe Biden – he’s a friggin’ tragedy magnet,” Maher said. “He broke his foot playing with his dog. I mean, his eye exploded from blinking. We have got to treat this guy like the baby in ‘Children of Men.'”
Couric, however, was quick to downplay any potential Biden health concerns.
“I think he’s pretty vibrant and in good shape,” Couric said of Biden. “You saw him run across the stage when he made that speech. … I mean, compare his physical fitness to Donald Trump, hello!”
Couric is set to be the guest host on “Jeopardy!” this week, the second guest host behind Ken Jennings after the death of Alex Trebek.