Friday’s Real Time already featured a little surprise for longtime viewers with Maher’s announcement of his interview with President Obama and his little Trump standup show coming to Facebook Live. But there was still a show after that and surprisingly it didn’t really hit Anthony Weiner as hard as one would think. Instead, the focus seemed to be the defense for Hillary Clinton and the attack on the one part of Trump people seem to defend: his children. Ivanka Trump in particular.
Chelsea Handler was the mid-show guest with Maher and she shared her dream about Ivanka Trump or the dream scenario that would make her the hero and “good person” that most of the media paints her to be. Using her own father as an example, Handler says that Trump would’ve been an “American hero” if she would’ve come out against her father over the allegations against him. She then says that it is a fantasy, but most in the audience seem to agree with the sentiment. Trump had a big moment on the public stage where she could’ve stood out personally, but it’s also hard to blame her for sticking with her family — even if said family is making some poor decisions up and down the line.