HBO firebrand Bill Maher was outspoken on the subject of Donald Trump on “The Tonight Show” Monday night, likening the NBC reality-TV star to an orangutan.
The reason for the comparison: The similar orange hues of their hair. Jay Leno (or his producers) aided and abetted Maher in this comparison by showing side-by-side photos of Trump and one of the great primates.
But the orangutan comparison was the least of it, as Maher called Trump a “liar,” a “racist” and “a douche bag.” Reacting apparently to some anti-Maher Tweets Trump had issued, Maher accused Trump of not composing the Tweets personally, but shunting the assignment off to “a syphilitic monkey.”
The reason for the “racist” allegation was unclear, but Maher called Trump a liar because, Maher said, the star of “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC has agreed on multiple occasions to appear as a guest on Maher’s HBO show, “Real Time,” and then not shown up.