- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2016

If a history-making Game 7 of the World Series wasn’t your cup of tea Wednesday night, you may have been one of 1.3 million folks watching liberal comedian Bill Maher make jokes about GOP nominee Donald Trump on Facebook being a “rapist.”

Mr. Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” delivered a scathing set at his “Whiny Little Bitch” show— named after a term for Mr. Trump that Mr. Maher enjoys using with audiences — delivered at the Largo comedy club in Los Angeles and live streamed via the social media platform, the Daily Beast reported Thursday

With just six days to spare until the election, the liberal comedian pulled no punches as he made clear his staunch support for Hillary Clinton and his disdain for both the GOP presidential nominee and the FBI, which is investigating a fresh batch of emails discovered on a computer shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.

“OK, she’s an overly careful, thoughtful, overly managed, well-connected centrist politician who never raped anybody,” Mr. Maher said, The Daily Beast reported. “There’s nothing in those emails, because there was nothing before. The hate comes first. It’s the idea that there might be something in them. Well, we’re not saying she’s a witch. We’re just saying if they won’t let us dunk her in water, how will we know for sure? That’s really the official position of the FBI right now.”

“Hillary may have 30,000 erased emails,” Mr. Maher said, “But, you know, Trump voters — really? Not even the guy who says he wants to f– his daughter? This is not a deal-breaker for you? I mean, what does it take? A racist, a liar, a tax cheat, a draft-dodger, a deadbeat, a Russian agent, and a rapist. You know we’re a nuclear power, right? These are red flags.”

While Mr. Trump particularly and the GOP more generally have long been favored targets of Mr. Maher, the comedian is not above skewering non-politicians who raise his ire.

In October he trashed undecided voter-turned-instant celebrity Ken Bone, wondering why, “after 15 months of this campaign, he’s still too stupid to pick Hillary over President P–y-Grabber.”

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