Anyone who is a regular reader of this site is probably already familiar with Donald Trump's threat to sue Bill Maher over his joke where he asked flame thrower and birther for proof that he was not the result of his mother having sex with an orangutan. Well, now that Trump followed through on his threat, Maher responded during his New Rules segment on HBO this Friday evening, and let's just say, the results weren't pretty for Trump.
Maher took Trump apart and opened up the segment with this:
MAHER: And finally, New Rule, now that he's suing me for $5 million because he says he's proved that he's not the love child of an orangutan, Donald Trump must learn two things: what a joke is and what a contract is.
Maher proceeded to walk the viewers through the entire nonsense with Trump offering $5 million to charity to see President Obama's college and passport records, which Stephen Colbert roundly mocked during this segment, and who to my knowledge has not yet been sued by Donald Trump.
Maher went onto explain that "playing on the fact that the only other thing in nature with the same color hair as Trump is the orange-haired orangutan" and that Trump also needed to reveal that he wasn't hiding a bad secret with his birth, or what is otherwise known as "parody" and a "form of something we in the comedy business call a joke."
"Naturally I also aped, if you will, Trump's offer of money to a charity of his choosing, which I identified as the Hair Club for Men. Really, we're going to court about this? Well this upset the Donald so much they could barely get him to stop flinging his feces" Maher quipped.
Maher then showed a copy of the letter sent to him by Trump's lawyer, which actually said:
Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan.
MAHER: Do these morons even know it's impossible for people and apes to produce offspring?
After telling the audience that he ignored the letter from Trump's lawyer until he found out that they were actually serious and filed a suit against him, Maher let Trump and his lawyer have it.
Maher blasted both of them for making a mockery of our legal system in America, and then gave Trump back a dose of his own stupidity by letting the audience know that what Trump sent him was the "short form certification of Trump's live birth" and not his actual birth certificate and pointed out that the "short form copy" of President Obama's birth certificate wasn't good enough for Trump.
Maher finished up with this:
MAHER: But remember who we're dealing with here -- a man who, for a little extra publicity, will happily keep alive a debate, over whether his family reunions are held at the zoo.
Good for Maher for calling Trump out for what he is, which is a shameless publicity hound who will do literally anything to keep his ignorant ass in the news headlines and for giving him the disrespect he deserves over this lawsuit.