It's been nearly two weeks since #Donald Trump pulled off the biggest political upset in recent history by defeating Hillary Clinton. Since that time, the new president-elect has made several decisions about his cabinet, but not without some heavy backlash.
Maher sounds off
In the days leading up to Election Day, the consensus remained the same as it had been for months. Most members of the media and the majority of pollsters had Clinton ahead by such a comfortable margin that the Democratic Party was projected to regain control of the Senate, and net a few seats in the House of Representatives in the process. In his final show before the election, a unusually serious #Bill Maher, host of "Real Time with Bill Maher," made his case for why Trump should not be elected president. After the election, Maher did his best to put a positive spin on the Donald Trump victory, but urged Americans to hold the billion real estate mogul's feet to the fire. With his show taking a break for the winter, it didn't stop Maher from voicing his opinion on the current state of Trump's transition, as seen on his offical Twitter account on November 18.
Getting SO tired of hearing "the ppl voted for change". Actually, she won. What has to change is "we win election, they get to be president"— Bill Maher (@billmaher) November 18, 2016
Making his views known, Maher took to social media to express his thoughts on the future commander in chief. "Since Trump got elected-slash-normalized, I've had weird dreams - anybody?," Maher tweeted, before rhetorically asking, "A big orange skyscraper is chasing me - what does it mean???!!" On Friday, instead of preparing for his show, Maher continued his Twitter takedown of Donald Trump.
Since Trump got elected-slash-normalized, I've had weird dreams - anybody? A big orange skyscraper is chasing me - what does it mean???!!— Bill Maher (@billmaher) November 17, 2016
"Getting SO tired of hearing 'the ppl voted for change.' Actually, she won. What has to change is 'we win election, they get to be president,'" Bill Maher wrote, in reference to Clinton's popular vote lead of over a million votes. Not holding back, Maher even took a shot at Sen. #Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for Attorney General. Maher tweeted out a video of Sessions opposition to marijuana legalization, an issue that the liberal comedian has supported for years. In the caption above the video, it reads, "Trump's attorney general nominee is a nightmare for marijuana supporters."
Trump's attorney general nominee is a nightmare for marijuana supporters. pic.twitter.com/VEdQ7WQIUJ— ATTN: (@attn) November 18, 2016
"Real Time with Bill Maher" doesn't return until January, but it's safe to say that the host won't be quiet during the break. As for Sessions, the controversial Alabama senator has come under fire over the 24 hours, as critics have accused him of racism in his past. Despite the backlash, a Republican-controlled Senate is expected to confirm Sessions to the office of Attorney General with little to no trouble.