'Real Time' response from Maher to Trump: "Suck it up"
Last month, comedian Bill Maher appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and issued a facetious $5 million challenge to Donald Trump to prove that he wasn't the "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan" because of their similar hair color.
In response to this obvious joke, the bellicose billionaire produced a birth certificate stating his father was Fred Trump and filed a lawsuit against Maher in Los Angeles alleging breach of contract.
The self-professed libertarian talk show host refrained from commenting on the matter until this week's edition of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. The final segment of the show was dedicated to Maher explaining the situation and dissecting the joke for simpletons like Trump who don't understand the concept of parody.
After advising Trump to "suck it up like everybody else" and get over it, Maher read an excerpt from a letter he received (and promptly ignored) from Trump lawyer Scott S. Balber. A real attorney actually wrote the following sentence: "Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan."
Maher pointed out that the court system is not a plaything for "rich idiots" to clog up with frivolous lawsuits. The height of irony was reached when Maher showed a picture of the birth certificate and noted it wasn't the original long-form version that Trump had demanded from U.S. President Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.
View the full video below. Should anyone take Donald Trump seriously at this point?