Watch: Bill Maher Panel Calls Out GOP for Fake Ignorance of Trump's Racism

On Friday's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the panel discussion turned to the GOP for playing dumb about President Donald Trump's racism in the wake of the Charlottesville terror attack. Republican leaders are acting outraged at a president who, according to Maher, was always obviously the "crazy right-wing uncle who ruins Thanksgiving."


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) said, “I mean, this is who Donald Trump is! For me, the reaction of people being appalled, including Sen. [Bob] Corker and others is very disingenuous."

He then highlighted exactly how much the Republicans are pretending not to have known about the long-time racist president.

"Did they not pay attention to this last election? Did they not pay attention to Donald Trump’s entire career going back to 44 years of discrimination and the lawsuits he was up against? Did he not pay attention to what he said about immigrants being animals?" Newsom said.

Maher raised the point that the president repeatedly borrows talking points from Fox News verbatim and will often "parrot" the network's racist views to the public.

Watch the exhcange below.

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