"Can you imagine if they found out if Obama was talking to Rachel Maddow every day?”

“Obviously he carries Trump’s water every day,” Maher said. “We didn’t know that he was talking to Trump every day. I mean, this is such a violation of what the Fourth Estate is supposed to be! It’s not supposed to be a branch of the First Estate! Can you imagine if they found out if Obama was talking to Rachel Maddow every day?”

He was presumably referring to the Washington Post report this week looking into not just the relationship between the President and the Fox News host, but “the frequency of Hannity’s contact with Trump.”

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni told Maher it’s more than a little “scary” to think that “on major issues, the President’s first call is to Sean Hannity.”