Bill Maher has had it with Republicans shrugging off Trump comments that would have caused wall-to-wall outrage if Obama had said them - so he called them out by hiring an Obama impersonator.
"Now that you’ve made facts optional and changed the status of truth to unknowable, what’s next?" he challenged Republicans on Friday's episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher." "Hypocrisy used to be a thing - is it still?"
He showed a clip of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan giving Trump a standing ovation for suggesting a national building program, but refusing to even clap when Obama made the same suggestion to Congress. "Either Obama forgot to say 'Simon Says,' or clearly the term 'Republican principles' no longer has any meaning," Maher said.
He continued with the issue of Trump playing golf twice as much as Obama did, despite the fact that he used to slam President Obama every time he hit the links. “Suddenly the problem of presidents playing golf too much disappeared faster than a Russian journalist.”
Claiming that Republicans refused to admit to this apparent hypocrisy, Maher put them to the test by bringing out Obama impersonator Reggie Brown to deliver some of President Trump's most memorable lines. "And I stress, this may not be the real Obama, but these are really Trump’s words, every one of them verbatim."
Starting with Trump's remark that Senator John McCain was "not a war hero" because he likes "people who weren't captured," Maher responded, "Not only would [Obama] not have won the election, but the screen would have gone black and when we came back Wayne Brady would have been there."
The Obama impersonator continued with infamous Trump quotes like considering himself his own top military advisor because "I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things," telling "losers and haters" that his IQ is one of the highest, and bragging "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."
“Headline in the New York Post," Maher interjected, "'Black Man Threatens Shooting Spree, Gunned Down By Police.'"
Other classics included Trump asking why he needed to ask God for forgiveness if he never made mistakes, saying "You think our country is so innocent?" compared to Putin's Russia, claiming that "nobody knew healthcare was so complicated," and not knowing who Frederick Douglass was.
Maher finished by having the Obama impersonator re-enact the Access Hollywood tape and brag about how well-endowed he was, as Trump did at a Republican primary debate.
"Look, I don’t know the exact definition of white privilege is," Maher said, "but being able to talk about grabbing pussies and how big your dick is, and still getting elected president - that’s gotta come close.”