Bill Maher: Donald Trump Is “The White Kanye” West (VIDEO)
Maher made the comparison on Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during a segment in which he and other guests discussed Trump’s decision to run for president. He first compared Trump to a “Frankenstein monster,” and went on to say, “He makes everyone else look like a midget, not in a good way.” Maher then said, “Here’s the thing about Donald Trump: He never apologizes, he’s never wrong no matter what crazy thing he says. He’s the white Kanye.”
The remark was met by laughter and cheers from Maher’s audience, before the chat continued with debate about Trump being “belligerent.” Guest Judd Apatow, on the show to promote his new book, joked that Trump just wants “promotion for ‘Celebrity Apprentice,'” and expressed amusement at the mogul’s antics. “He’s the guy on ‘The Bachelorette’ that you don’t want kicked off the show,” said the writer-producer-comedian. “He’s the healer guy, he’s the jackass that you’re like ‘Oh, why did they kick him off?! It would have been great if he was there the whole time!’”
Added Michael Eric Dyson of the New York Times, “If he thinks he’s as talented as Kanye, he better wake up and apologize.” Interestingly, the West comments come one week after Maher did a segment on Caitlyn Jenner, as Gossip Cop reported last weekend. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.