On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s Trump tax return story was “worse than a nothingburger”
“I’m a big fan of Rachel Maddow — I want her on the air — but you can be a fan of somebody and not like everything they do,” Maher said Friday night on his HBO show.
He then added that the tax return story “turned out to be a big nothingburger, worse than a nothingburger, it was a help Trump burger.”
He went on to say that he understood the hype that was given to kick off MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday by their tweet, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns,” and acknowledged that’s what people objected to but, he added, the countdown clock was like “liberal New Year’s Eve.”
“And then it turned out to be a big Nothing Burger. Worse than a Nothing Burger. It was a Help Trump Burger,”
“This is probably the best tax return he’s ever filed… which makes me think this came from Donald Trump!”
“He’s actually good at this,” Maher said, referring to Trump. “If we want to win this, we can’t get played. This is getting played.”
Maddow appeared on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday to discuss the tax returns. Fallon asked her at the start of the conversation wether there “Was a huge, damning bombshell in the tax returns?, she replied by saying “No the bombshell here is that some of his tax returns were made public for the first time when he’s been trying so hard to keep them secret,”.