Bill Maher Mocks Michelle Fields: "It's Like The Zapruder Film If Nothing Had Happened"

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On Friday's edition of HBO's Real Time host Bill Maher mocked Michelle Fields, the reporter who allegedly was assaulted by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after a press conference in Jupiter, Florida early in March, as a "clueless white girl." Maher quoted Fields calling the incident the worst experience since her father's death and commented, "what a charmed, lucky, clueless white girl life you have lived."

"And this woman, and she was talking about the whole event, not just the [incident], she said, 'This has to be aside from my father's death, the worst experience I've ever gone through.' And I thought what a charmed, lucky, clueless white girl life you have lived if that's the worst that happen to you. And do we have to politicize everything?" Maher said.

"But it is the only time in the history of politics that a campaign manager has been arrested for assault," comedienne Kathy Griffin told Maher.

"But he shouldn't have been, that's not assault!" Maher responded.

Trump surrogate Andy Dean was a guest panelist on the show this week and defended the Trump Organization because they released the video.

"That tape was released by Donald Trump and the campaign. It was from our ballroom at Trump Jupiter. We wanted people to be able to see the tape because after the event she said she almost fell down. This is also a reporter who has said she's been abused by the NYPD and groped by a war hero, Allen West," Dean said.

"She has a history, like Brian Williams, of inserting herself into the news," Dean also said.

Maher defended Lewandowski and said the video shows he should not have been charged with misdemeanor battery.

"If you cut in line at a bathroom at the nightclub and somebody did that to you, would it be an assault charge?" Maher rhetorically posed.

Transcript:

BILL MAHER: I'm going to defend [Trump employee and surrogate] Andy [Dean] here. Andy has put up with enough tonight. On this vein, people are too sensitive and while we were off last week, there was a big story about Corey Lewandowski -- the campaign manager -- because he yanked or pulled.

Show the video that was all over the news for days and days. Look at this. It's like the Zapruder film if nothing had happened, but everybody on the left had to say -- and this is what I hate when liberals do, they mimic the stupidity of the right. They had to get on 'Team He Almost Killed Her' and this woman, and she was talking about the whole event, not just the [incident], she said, 'This has to be aside from my father's dead, the worst experience I've ever gone through.' And I thought what a charmed, lucky, clueless white girl life you have lived if that's the worst that happen to you.

And do we have to politicize everything?

KATHY GRIFFIN: But it is the only time in the history of politics that a campaign manager has been arrested for assault.

MAHER: But he shouldn't have been, that's not assault!

ANDY DEAN: He actually wasn't arrested.

GRIFFIN: He was charged. Charged.

MAHER: But he shouldn't have been, that's the point. He shouldn't have been...

DEAN: That tape was released by Donald Trump and the campaign. It was from our ballroom at Trump Jupiter. We wanted people to be able to see the tape because after the event she said she almost fell down. This is also a reporter who has said she's been abused by the NYPD and groped by a war hero, Allen West.

GRIFFIN: I heard her skirt was too short. Don't even start that shit.

MAHER: No, no, no.

DEAN: She has a history, like Brian Williams, of inserting herself into the news.

GRIFFIN: What about the security guy who choked out the TIME magazine photographer? What about that?

MAHER: That's not this. That's not this. We just saw the tape.

DEAN: That was the Secret Service that did that.

MAHER: If you cut in line at a bathroom at the nightclub and somebody did that to you, would it be an assault charge? If that's assault.. for fuck's sake.


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