On the Friday edition of his show Real Time HBO host Bill Maher said if impeached and convicted President Donald Trump will not "leave willingly."
"Who is actually going to go knock on that door at the White House and make him go?" Maher asked his panel. "And then he's got the Secret Service around him. I don't see him leaving willingly for any reason."
Maher's comments were very similar to what MSNBC's Joy Reid said last week about a potential Trump impeachment and how he would be removed from office. Reid imagined a standoff between the Secret Service and Federal Marshals.
MAHER: I've said a couple of times that it's going to get to that place like I've seen in many movies where they go, 'Seize him! Seize him!'
And they used to laugh at me and I think it's actually at that point. Because who is actually going to go knock on that door at the White House and make him go? And then he's got the Secret Service around him. I don't see him leaving willingly for any reason. ...
Is it fair to say that the only way Trump survives as president is if we become not a nation of laws, in essence, a fascist dictatorship? I mean, Madeleine Albright had a column in the Sunday New York Times saying fascism is a lot closer than you think. And when I saw what he said about the raid on Michael Cohen's office, he said it's 'an attack on our country.'
Now we've read the list of the many ways in which he's a banana republic dictator -- the family who has key jobs and, you know, the missile parades. The list goes on and on... When the leader says an attack on me is an attack against our country, there's nothing more fascist than that.
Maher said Trump has many traits of a fascist leader of a banana republic, his latest being calling an attack on him an attack on the nation. The host said Trump would like Moussinli and Hitler before the world knew about the death camps. He likely would have called them "strong leaders," Maher said.
"If Donald Trump was president in 1938, before we knew about the death camps, okay, I'll give him that, what do you think he would have been saying about Hitler and Mussolini? Strong leaders. Very strong. Yes, he would love them," Maher mused.