Maher’s epithet was not delivered in the context of a commentary on President Trump, but the HBO host is known as one of Trump’s fiercest and longest-running critics. Trump sued Maher over a joke in 2013.
For Trump supporters, often accused of harboring hateful sentiments or backing a president who does, the Maher episode is further evidence that liberals can be just as bad. Griffin and Colbert already supplied exhibits A and B.
Last month, Colbert said of the president: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
At best, it was a vulgar remark. At worst, the shot at Trump doubled as an affront to gays.