Bill Maher’s live taping of HBO’s “Real Time” was interrupted Friday night by a pro-Trump protester in the audience who shouted at the host to stop “trashing our great president and our great country.”
The outburst came during a discussion about national security issues and Trump’s withdrawn nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence with right-wing radio host Buck Sexton, who quickly noted of the protester, “I do not know him, by the way.”
“I see you brought a guest,” Maher replied, before standing up behind the table where the panel remained seated. “This is not the first time I’ve had to go into the audience but we’ve got to get faster moving security people, I’m telling you.” Also Read: Bill Maher Names Which Democratic Hopefuls He'd Eliminate Right Now As the audience shouted him down the heckler, Maher addressed the man directly.
Reality TV star-turned-conservative pundit Erin Elmore said she will wear a MAGA hat to SoulCycle, amid a boycott against the fitness chain after its majority owner hosted a fundraiser for Trump.
“I want to lose my mind,” Elmore told Fox Nation’s “Un-PC” host Britt McHenry Friday about the anti-Trump backlash at the trendy cycling studio. “I’m going and wearing my MAGA hat. I’m just warning everybody now. Talk about getting beat up or doxxed. I’m on my way to that train station because, beep beep, here it comes. I am wearing my MAGA hat, to SoulCycle, on Monday. Who’s coming with me? Who’s coming with me?!'”
SoulCycle and Equinox customers dropped their memberships in droves last week after it was revealed the company’s majority owner, Stephen Ross, would host fundraisers for Trump Friday in the Hamptons.
Celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen and Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen, were among those who encouraged their fans to dump the fitness chain.
The slogan “Make America Great Again” infamously became popularized in 2016 as a rallying cry for conservatives, white supremacists, and other sycophants and deplorables before eventually propelling Donald John Trump—a woefully underqualified xenophobe accused of everything from collusion to fraud to multiple instances of sexual misconduct—into the White House. The phrase has been particularly triggering for black folks since Ronald Reagan coined it in 1980, because when the hell was America ever great for our black asses?
On Saturday, during the Revolt Summit in Atlanta, the slogan was discussed during a panel featuring entertainers and activists such as Killer Mike and T.I., as well as Her Ashiness herself, Candace “Auntie Ruckus” Owens.
The fireworks began when moderator Jeff Johnson explained how Trump’s rhetoric has fueled our contentious climate, which Raggedy Ann predictably refuted.
“That’s a fallacy,” she exclaimed. “When did Trump ever say, ‘Black people are the problem?’”
Karyn Turk, a former Ms. Florida and self-styled conservative pundit, pleaded guilty but is appealing, according to the Sun Sentinel. Prosecutors said the 47-year-old pocketed $43,000 worth of checks that should have gone to the nursing home caring for her dementia-stricken mother, who has since died.