Maher not paying Trump in bet feud

Liberal comic Bill Maher responded to “rich idiot” Donald Trump’s lawsuit Friday, saying that he wouldn’t fork over $5 million to charity for a late night talk show joke he made last month.

“They seem to be trying to set a bold new precedent that jokes on late night talk shows are now legally binding agreements between the comedian and the person they’re making fun of,” Maher said on his show HBO’s “Real Time.” “The legal system in this country is not a joke — it’s not a toy for rich idiots to play with.”

Trump said earlier this week he’s suing Maher after Maher didn’t follow through on a bet. Maher said last month on NBC to Jay Leno that he would pay $5 million to Trump’s charity of choice if Trump released a birth certificate proving he’s not “spawn of his mother having sex with orangutan.”

It was similar to an offer Trump made to President Barack Obama about releasing his college records and birth certificate, for which he raised false accusations that Obama wasn’t born in America.

In his response on Friday, Maher told Trump to “suck it up.”

“Now, public figures of course don’t always like everything that’s said about this, but that’s how we roll here in America. Just like we’re the gun country, we’re the joke country — we love our free speech and we love our celebrities getting taken down a peg,” Maher said. “So Don, just suck it up like everybody else.”

Read more at Politico

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    You just know this clown was the little class bitch all the way trough what ever school he went to..
    I think all of these so called comics think they can run their mouths as they feel about what they think with pure and 100% immunity . If I ever met him face to face I would have to hold back from slapping him like the wimp he is..
    I recall Johnny Carson had a huge mouth and poked at all he wanted too also until the night Wayne Newton Walked out from behind the curtain and stood over Carson and told him what was about to happen if he did not STF up . Carson as most wimps did just that.. And This wussies moment is coming

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