Bill Maher issued a mea culpa for crying wolf over George W. Bush, John McCain and Mitt Romney on the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time. Maher said Donald Trump is a different because he's a fascist. He said "shit just got real" and we may be looking at "President Trump for life."
BILL MAHER: To the young people, like they say in the action movies, the shit just got real. I know you're young and idealistic so I've heard these young people out in the news and they say things like, 'Well, Donald Trump, I don't like him but Hillary, I can't vote for a liar.'
I mean, first of all it's just apples and oranges, and orange. But, kids, I've been doing this for 23 years on TV. I've seen a lot. I know politics. This is different. I promise you this will not make your life better. And also once fascists get power they don't give it up. You've got President Trump for life.
I know liberals made a big mistake because we attacked your boy Bush like he was the end of the world. And he wasn't. And Mitt Romney we attacked that way. I gave Obama a million dollars because I was so afraid of Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney wouldn't have changed my life that much or yours. Or John McCain.
They were honorable men who we disagreed with and we should have kept it that way. So we cried wolf and that was wrong. But this is real. This is going to be way different.