President Donald Trump has many critics, but one of his most vocal is liberal comedian Bill Maher. During a taped town hall event on CNN, Maher set the record straight when a member of the audience wanted him to take it easy on the new commander in chief.

Maher on Trump

Ever since Donald Trump was sworn into office last month, he's created a new level of controversy, with critics constantly pilling on the commander in chief. On a nightly basis across cable news, Trump is the number one topic, as the billionaire real estate mogul fights back against the press and his political opponents during his routine Twitter rants.

On Thursday night, CNN was set to air a tapped town hall event with Bill Maher. Prior to the show airing, the network released a preview video clip from the event which showed a Trump supporter asking the comedian why he wouldn't cut the former host of "The Apprentice" some "slack," as reported on February 9.

"The president has been in office barely three weeks. Why can't you guys in the media give him slack," the man asked, before adding, "Let him do his job." In response, Bill Maher didn't hold back.

"Because of what he's done and said," Maher fired back, rhetorically asking, "slack?" After the Trump supporter said that the presidency was the "toughest job on Earth," Maher continued his response.

"Give me a break. Do you read the news?" Bill Maher asked, while stating, "The toughest job on Earth has never been done like this." "This is beyond realm of politics," he continued, "it's a giant con what he's done."

Maher doubles down

"He ran for the 'little man," and what does he do?

He gets into office and the coal companies can dump sludge into the river because that's what the little man is aching for," Bill Maher went on to say, mocking Trump's recent moves in the White House. The vocal atheist also cited Trump's moves to protect Wall Street and his false claims of voter fraud, while turning the man in the audience and saying, "that should bother you sir, I'm not the crazy one here."

Despite Trump often responding to his critics, he's been quiet when it comes to Maher since the start of his election. Maher's hit show "Real Time with Bill Maher" airs Friday nights on HBO, and is usually a hot spot for political talk about the new administration.