On Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher blamed Donald’s Trump’s ego on the movement to tell kids they are the most important person in the world. “Stop trying to pin the rise of Donald Trump on easy targets like racism, xenophobia, and fetal alcohol syndrome and put the blame where it belongs: on the self esteem movement,” Maher says in the clip, before showing a cheesy ad from the 70s telling kids how important they are.
Maher thinks it’s obvious Trump was told how important he was growing up, but now it’s too real. “If there’s anything scarier than the fact that Donald Trump thinks he’s the most important person in the world, it’s that in eight months, he could be.”
Pundits have been trying to pin down the rise of Trump, and how he can think he is the greatest person on earth who knows everything. Some say he’s a con man or a clown, but Maher says, “What Donald Trump really reminds me of is a spoiled five-year-old throwing a tantrum,” and even goes so far as to say that “He’s the white Kanye West!”
Maher shows a string of clips of Trump saying nobody builds walls better than he does, and nobody would be tougher on ISIS, and nobody loves the bible more.
“Nobody loves the bible more?” Maher asks. “Nice try Pope Francis. But unfortunately for you, you’re in the same world with Donald Trump. Unfortunately for all of us!”
Maher says kids today are taught not to fix their flaws because it is the world’s job to accept you for them. “Like they say on reality shows, the most important thing is just ‘You doing you,'” Maher scoffs. “But what if you is a big a*shole?”