Not unexpectedly, there was hot exchange on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher. When the disgraced former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan proclaimed that Trump’s executive order was “not a Muslim ban,” Austrlian comic Jim Jefferies snapped back, “Oh, fuck off. This is what you do, Piers. You say ‘He hasn’t done this, he hasn’t done that, he’s not going to do all these things’. Give him a fucking chance mate – Hitler didn’t kill the Jews on the first day, he worked up to it.”
When Morgan called the analogy “ridiculous, hysterical over-the-top nonsense,” Jefferies got personal. “You just like that you won The Apprentice and you have a famous friend, mate.”
Said Morgan, noting the crowd’s surprise, “You’re losing your audience because you’re sounding unpleasant…”
“Am I losing you?” Jefferies asked the crowd (who lustily cheered him on) then flipped off Morgan.