Real Time With Bill Maher has been a bountiful source of evisceration-of-Trump-supporter clips lately. Last week, Tomi Lahren was called "f—ing crazy" for saying that white Americans face racism equal to that of black Americans. On Friday, Trump defender Piers Morgan visited the show to say that "there is no Muslim ban," EW reports. To which Australian comedian Jim Jeffries said, "oh f--- off, man!"
Morgan's point was that Trump hasn't done some of the things he threatened to do during his campaign yet, and that the highly controversial Muslim ban has already been lifted. "Just give him a chance," Jeffries said. "He didn't kill the Jews on the first day," he went on, referring to Hitler as a cautionary tale. "He worked up to it."
Many celebrity Trump supporters have taken on that same rhetoric of giving Trump a chance and respecting him because he's the President, which has upset those who feel that vigilant and immediate opposition to the President is necessary to make sure that executive orders like the Muslim ban do not occur, especially in a more permanent way. In short, those who oppose Trump feel passionately that normalizing him, which includes defending him, is a slippery slope. And that's why people like Jeffries are making sure to be vocal in their outright disapproval of those who associate themselves with Trump in any way. Whether that leads to effective discourse and productive, forward-moving political policies has yet to be seen.
You can watch a longer clip of the conversation here: