Bill Maher Drops ‘Scary’ Truth Bomb About Trump’s Addiction To Fox News
HBO host Bill Maher on Friday took aim at Fox News for the power it appears to have over President Donald Trump, saying he thinks the U.S. is being run by hosts at the propaganda network.
Trump is known to be a frequent viewer of the network, particularly “Fox & Friends,” and often tweets in response to what the show’s hosts have been discussing. Maher called that amount of influence “scary.”
“It’s scary how much Trump takes his cues from Fox News,” Maher said on “Real Time.”
The HBO host joked that while Russian state television broadcasts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s views, he thinks the situation is reversed in the U.S.
“Putin has state TV, but Putin’s not an idiot,” Maher said. “So state TV does what Putin wants. I think it’s the other way in this country.”
“America’s being run by Steve Doocy,” he added, referring to the “Fox & Friends” host.
Maher previously called Trump’s relationship with the conservative network a “very bad axis of evil.” Fellow late-night host Seth Meyers once described Fox News as “the closest thing we have to state TV.”
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