Bill Maher didn’t shy away from ribbing Hillary Clinton on the evening she officially accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. On a special edition of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Maher compared Clinton’s historic nomination to the recent strides Hollywood has made toward telling more female-driven stories.
“You just watched history being made. First we had lady Ghostbusters and now this!” Maher said. “America is on a roll ladies and gentleman.”
Clinton was not the only Democrat Maher chided during his opening monologue, however. He also took a shot at her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
“The Democrats did much better with their convention. More viewers watched. They had so much more fire power, so many gifts speakers, strong leaders, exciting visionaries, and also Tim Kaine,” Maher said. “Did you see Tim Kaine? I don’t want to say it was boring but halfway through the speech the Lunesta butterfly landed on his shoulder. I understand it was plagiarized from a dial tone.”
Maher’s guests Thursday were The Daily Beast columnist Michael Moynihan, literary icon Salman Rushdie, and Amy Holmes, the former speechwriter for ex-senate majority leader Bill Frist. Check out the entire episode below.