In recent weeks, Donald Trump has found himself backed into a corner over a variety of issues. After taking a week off from his HBO show for Memorial Day weekend, comedian Bill Maher made his return and had a lot to get off his chest [VIDEO].

Maher on Trump

Donald Trump has only been in the White House for a little over five months, but he's forced to deal with non-stop controversy, including the growing Russian scandal that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. The former host of "The Apprentice" has reportedly not been handling the pressure well, with a CNN report detailing how the president has gained weight and been binge eating to deal with the stress.

In addition to the controversy involving Russia, Trump's own advisers have clashed with one another, including Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, formerly of Breitbart News, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom haven't been able to get on the same page. Mix in his questionable executive orders and policy proposals, his push to repeal Obamacare, as well as his relationship with world leaders and foreign policy decisions, and Trump is having a presidency that is reflective in his 40 percent approval. With all that on his plate, Trump still has time to lash out at celebrity critics, including Kathy Griffin after the comedian posted a mock decapitated image of his head on social media. These issues, and more, were highlighted during the June 2 edition of "real time with Bill Maher" on HBO.

Top Videos of the Day

Kicking off his return to HBO was Bill Maher and the comedian didn't hold back during his opening monologue. "You guys have been smoking covfefe!," Maher said to the audience while mocking Donald Trump's awkward tweet from earlier in the week. "The last thing I want to hear is that 'his finger just pressed the wrong button," Maher continued.

"The clown who runs our country. The laughing stock on the world stage that is Donald Trump, pulled out of the Paris climate accord," Bill Maher went on to say. "I feel like I'm binge watching the fall of Roman Empire," he continued, while adding, "It's hard to exaggerated how alone America is on this issue." "190 countries signed onto the Paris accord, that's pretty much all of them," Maher pointed out, while noting that North Korea and "greedy f*cking corporations" were also on board with the deal.

(Bill Maher's controversial use of the n-word in the above video.)

Bill Maher didn't stop there, hammering Donald Trump and the Republican Party for showing more outrage at Kathy Griffin's beheading image than climate change. Mocking the GOP, Maher sarcastically said, "We must focus on bigger threats, like Kathy Griffin's photo-shoots." Maher would later receive his own criticism after using the term "house n*gga" to sarcastically describe himself during an interview with GOP Sen. Ben Sasse.

Moving forward

While Bill Maher and other high-profiled critics of the president continue to hold his feet to the fire, Donald Trump is faced with the troubled task of keeping his political head above water. While it's unknown what the next step will be in his administration, Trump is likely to continue with his controversial style that will lead to further criticism.