In a preview of a CNN Town Hall airing tonight at 9:00pm EST, HBO comedian Bill Maher continually slammed Donald Trump, accusing the president of running a “giant con” that only benefits corporations and the richest one-percent of income earners.
“Why can’t you guys in the media and Hollywood give Trump some slack?” asked a Trump supporter who was chosen to participate in the Los Angeles town hall.
“Because of what he’s done and said,” an angry Maher responded.
“He’s been there only three weeks. Give him a break,” the Trump supporter said while smiling, arguing Trump has “the toughest job on Earth.”
“Give him a break?” Maher asked.
“Do you read the news?” Maher said as CNN host Van Jones, a former member of the Obama administration, smiled.
“The toughest job on Earth has never been done like this,” Maher said. “This is beyond the realm of politics.”
“It’s a giant con what he’s done. He ran for the little man and then what does he do? He gets into office. The coal companies can dump sludge in the river because, you know, that’s what the little man is aching for.”
The comedian and political advocate also tackled the Dodd-Frank banking reform legislation and Trump’s plan to undo it.
“Undoing Dodd-Frank because so many of the town halls in Appalachia, people were standing up and saying ‘Mister Trump, please get rid of the Volcker Rule!'” Maher exclaimed, referring to a part of the Dodd-Frank package that restricts the kinds of speculative investments that banks can make.