Monologue: Surreal Time | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Published on March 14, 2020

Bill performs his Real Time monologue with only his staff in the audience and reacts to the latest fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Rick Ammon 2 years ago

    Donald Trump doesn’t have a better understanding of the situation because he ONLY cares about how it affects him! Trump was worried about how it would affect him financially and politically and he has tried to blame others despite the fact that he is the president and he had a responsibility to the nation which he failed. PBS Newshour did a very enlightening segment on the situation and I recommend every American to watch it.

    You can watch it at this URL:

    Donald Trump failed leading up to the crisis, failed during the crisis and he is failing to lead now that the crisis has enveloped America! Donald Trump is continuing to fail because he refuses to accept responsibility and because he is continuing to lie to the American people. A leader tells the truth no matter how difficult that is and a leader always places the interests of the people he is responsible for leading and Donald Trump has done none of that!

    There is a huge difference between finger-pointing and accountability. We, the citizens of America have the right to know the truth and the facts, and we have the responsibility to hold our government accountable. We can not accept our government lying to us, especially the president! Donald Trump has lied to America about the seriousness of the Coronavirus since back in January when he already knew that this virus was so serious that China was quarantining entire cities and that is NOT acceptable! As of right now, Donald Trump is telling America how well his administration has handled the Coronavirus crisis and all I see is incompetence and cover-up!

    The worst thing our government can do is to tell people that there is nothing to worry about or that the government has this disease under control when it doesn’t. Sadly, that is exactly what Donald Trump has been doing and that has created confusion and has caused many Americans to not believe the danger associated with this disease which has lead to a further spread of the disease.
    Holding Donald Trump, the Trump administration and the Republican party responsible is not politicizing the Coronavirus, it is accountability!

    The difference between politicizing and accountability is simple. With accountability, you hold someone responsible for their actions, inactions, and behavior based on facts that demonstrate their incompetence as I am doing. In politicizing you make up lies, disseminate misinformation and spread propaganda which is not fact-based but is based on the need to confuse people and create a false reality much like a conspiracy theorist would do and that is what you, Donald Trump and members of the Republican party have been politicizing the crisis with their lies, propaganda, and cover-up!.

    The outbreak of Covid-19 is exposing the weakness of the American health system and it is also exposing the incompetence within our government. Just a few days ago Donald Trump stated that this surprised him and that no one could have foreseen that such a crisis could happen.

    in January 2017, Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is “no doubt” Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency. While speaking at a forum on pandemic preparedness at Georgetown University, Dr. Fauci said the Trump administration will not only be challenged by ongoing global health threats such as influenza and HIV, but also a surprise disease outbreak. Dr. Fauci also stated that preventing disease pandemics often starts overseas and that a proper response means collaboration between not only the U.S. and other countries but also the public and private health sectors. Dr. Fauci said, “We will definitely get surprised in the next few years.”

    In April 2018 Bill Gates warned that a new disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months and he said that we should prepare for it as we do for war. And he said that the disease that next takes us by surprise is likely to be one we see for the first time at the start of an outbreak, like what happened recently with SARS and MERS viruses.

    In January 2019, Dan Coates, Director of National Intelligence released the Worldwide Threat Assessment report to Donald Trump which stated, “We assess that the United States and the world will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or large scale outbreak of a contagious disease that could lead to massive rates of death and disability, severely affect the world economy, strain international resources, and increase calls on the United States for support. Donald Trump fired Dan Coates!

    Time magazine reported in a March 2020 article that the Trump Administration Is currently stalling an Intel Report that warns the U.S. isn’t ready for a global pandemic. The annual intelligence report that has been postponed without explanation by President Donald Trump’s administration warns that the U.S. remains unprepared for a global pandemic, two senior government officials who have reviewed a draft of the report tell TIME. The office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was scheduled to deliver the Worldwide Threat Assessment to the House Intelligence Committee yesterday, Feb. 12. But the hearing was canceled by the Trump administration and the hearing has not been rescheduled, according to staffers and members of the House and Senate intelligence committees. The DNI’s office declined requests for a comment on the status of the report. Democratic staffers say they do not expect the report to be released any time soon. The final draft of the report remains classified but the two officials who have read it say it contains warnings similar to those in the last installment, which was published Dan Coates on January 29, 2019. Donald Trump already has a copy of the report and he does not want Americans to learn about the report because then all Americans would know just how incompetent and irresponsible he has been with their lives and with their financial future!

    When Donald Trump says that the Covid-19 was unforeseen he is blatantly lying to the American people! Donald Trump was provided with an Intel Assessment in 2019 and 2020 which outlined the danger that a pandemic would do to the American economy and the danger to the huge number of American lives that would be lost but Donald Trump didn’t care. Donald Trump still shut down the United States’ Global Pandemic Response Team, fired people who protected American interests, tried to blame his failure on Democrats and on President Obama and then lied to cover up his incompetence and lack of empathy for America and the American people! Donald Trump only cares about himself, which includes his personal financial and political risk!

    When Trump first started talking about lowering the payroll taxes all Trump could say was how he would meet with the Republicans to come up with a plan. There was zero consideration to include the Democrats who control the House or zero consideration to create a bipartisan plan that would quickly and easily get through Congress. The president of the United States refused to meet with the Speaker of the House to create a bipartisan plan to save America from this pandemic crisis because she hurt his feelings and he was pouting like a four-year-old! Trump has taken every opportunity to POLITICIZE the Coronavirus crisis and has failed to demonstrate true leadership!

    Any caring, compassionate, and competent Republican president would definitely have wanted to include the Democrats in the planning stages of a new emergency bill, but for Trump, it doesn’t matter. If the Republicans come up with a bill that passes through Congress that would be good for Trump. If the Republicans come up with a bill that gets stalled in the House because it isn’t a good bill that is also good for Trump because he can then blame everyone’s financial misery on the Democrats. Trump doesn’t care about coming up with a plan that is best for the American people, he only cares about using the Coronavirus crisis to improve his POLITICAL standing! With Donald Trump it is politics and money first, people last!

    There is more that I could point out but I believe I have made my point. It is Donald Trump and the Republican party who have politicized the Coronavirus crisis and have placed American’s health, welfare and financial security at risk!

  • miniion26 2 years ago

    FOAD, old fart….call it the way it is: all the shitty diseases DO COME from China!
    Btw, what’s wrong with supporting the US economy by purchasing firearms?

  • Napoleon I Bonaparte 2 years ago

    Fox News on Paper is a propaganda leaflet

  • JD 28 2 years ago

    BILL is useless

  • alf rulz 2 years ago

    I just hope this ends the bro hug. God I hate that crap. I have one friend, ONE, that when we meet we…say hi! We have known each other 25 years, and the only time we hugged was on his wedding day…i was his best man. other than that…Hey, whats up.

  • RealTakerslady 2 years ago

    We can’t even get paid sick leave during a pandemic!! THIS is what Americans voted for, idiots.

  • Jet Dickinson 2 years ago

    Love you , Bill!
    Common sense should prevail!

  • John Preston 2 years ago

    Elect a Reality TV star they said…
    what’s the worst that could happen they said…

  • Shay Baby 2 years ago

    Walked into my local Kroger’s and all the staff were wearing medical grade masks and gloves! Hand sanitizers as soon as main door whooshed opened! No carts or baskets though! I turned around went home and I’m just waiting to die. Saw pics on Twitter of people buying pallets of sanitizers and wipes at Costco! Didn’t even know that you could do that legally and not be FEMA or the CDC! 🤯😱🤔

  • akhenatuh 2 years ago

    Admit it Maher, Trump has kicked ass. Can’t wait, wether it’s Biden or Hillary for the presidential debate, The Donald is going to mop the floor with either.

  • Jase Boon 2 years ago

    in the UK they have more people per square mile since its more densely populated than the states and they have had only 10 deaths, because they have a health care system free at the point of service. Its getting detected because people are getting medical testing free along with treatment

  • Michael Harpole 2 years ago

    The left wing media is blowing this flu/virus business way out of proportion as an excuse to postpone and avoid elections because they’re losing them in landslides all over the world

  • Kilal Googlestaffers 2 years ago

    Governments that spent tens of billions implementing ubiquitous facial recognition
    are now scrambling to hand out masks.

  • Cole Chillen 2 years ago

    People aren’t buying guns to shoot the virus. People are buying guns to protect their resources or to take resources from others if it gets real bad.

  • starless mystery 2 years ago

    Oh shit that was funny!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️BILL!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Space Suitor 2 years ago

    Bill rocks.

  • maz yas 2 years ago

    To all the people who r hoarding toilet paper : ASS is not the main enrty point to the coronavirus

  • Chuck Just Chuck 2 years ago

    You realize what all this shut down is leading to, right?
    We’re about to be co-opted….

  • Er H 2 years ago


  • gibby jones 2 years ago

    where’s the biden jokes – what, too REAL ?

  • Michael Hale 2 years ago

    Trump 2020

  • Dan Cook 2 years ago

    Bill is so out of touch he sounds like Trump he has the best immune system and only cares about his rich points of view be healthy by being rich.

  • Riff Raff 2 years ago

    Who watches this dildo?

  • judy dabney 2 years ago


  • Bryan Gonzales 2 years ago

    BILL THE PERVERT !!::and Obama ass licker !!!

  • Judy Corso 2 years ago

    A porn star whose dick fell off….PRICELESS

  • Idious Calvin 2 years ago

    Bill Maher wished for a recession. He got his wish.
    Now I hope he gets Covid-19

  • gary grine 2 years ago


  • Gabe Segun 2 years ago

    Why don’t you just leave Clinton alone.

  • mark bonner 2 years ago

    I just watched a vid where he was complaining we are not calling this a China virus. Talk about a hypocrite.

  • Garfield 2 years ago

    The reason he keeps clapping is because that’s the only genuine applause he can get.

  • Vans Park 2 years ago

    I love you Bill 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  • Vans Park 2 years ago

    I don’t care if you are old, i think you’re very hot😍

  • Daniele Gaspari 2 years ago

    … and then bill changed his mind i guess in this video on the same channel 3 weeks later he said the opposite haahaah now we SHOULD call it CHINA virus… im confused

  • Juha J. 1 year ago

    That was beautiful. I watch Bill Maher videos because he is the voice of reason. Hello from Finland btw.

  • Chris Hill 1 year ago

    For all Bill Maher supporters… suck in a huge breath of covid-19.
    Bill Maher is a shill & major part of the big problem that must be removed in order to get back to normal life in america.

  • Dan Aldrich 1 year ago

    Hey Bill, you got your wish about the recession. Are you happy about it now? What amoron.

  • Bobby Berryman 1 year ago

    The only people blaming trump is Bill and his ignorant followers. What were the Dems telling the world to do? Nancy said come to Chinatown in San francisco. Biden told the world Trump and the USA is xenophobic. That means racist for you not so smart Dems. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of you. Look people just get your facts straight before criticizing the president. You losers have attacked him nonstop everyday for 4 years, which he has destroyed all you worthless toilet mints. Stop embarrassing yourselves and at least try and pretend to work.

  • Nature's Infinite WELLth 1 year ago

    Sharing info I’ve gathered so far, related to this SCAMdemic… knowledge is power. Freedom isn’t free. We have to stand up, speak up, work for it.
    It is our individual response ability to look at a wide range of perspectives and personal experiences, and Not buy anything any One sells us, as if they know better. No One knows better. As someone injured by just one flu shot I am passionate about sharing my perspectives, along with others who have had various challenges following vaccines, from minor to death. We have to accept response ability for ourselves, our children, our health, and not ever assume someone we think should know better, does. Too many do not from my experience. We have to educate ourselves. Look deeper, at reality, over propaganda, media influence… owned by corporations that are invested in making money, having control, NOT in our wellbeing. We are naive to believe everything were being sold. It wasn’t so long ago we were told smoking and many other things, now known to be the opposite, were healthy for us. We’re naive to not look back at history and think anything like that could ever happen again, as in Nazi Germany. This is what I’ve gathered so far, mostly through YouTube, a lot from comments…,,,,,,,,,,

    This YouTube channel shares vaccine injury stories.

    ~Admission by government of Numbers being skewed

    ~5G and our WELLth….

    IV Vit C healing… article from Dr. in Wuhan…



    There’s a few quotes I see as relevant …
    •”Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of (hu)men(s) as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” <3 ...Helen Keller
    •"It is easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled." -Mark Twain
    •"One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."-Martin Luther King Jr
    •"If a law is unjust, a (hu)man is not only right to disobey it, (s)he is obligated to do so."-Thomas Jefferson
    •"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."-Hebert David Thoreau
    •"The power of effecting change for the better is within ourselves, not in the favourableness of circumstances."-Helen Keller
    •"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."-Albert Einstein
    •"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."-Carl Sagan. It's called Cognitive Dissonance
    •"You can lead a horse to water. You can't make them drink."

    “A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's own bosom and in the surrounding world."-Martin Luther King Jr.
    "To a degree, academic freedom is a reality today because Socrates practiced civil disobedience. In our own nation, the Boston Tea Party represented a massive act of civil disobedience.
    We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal." It was "illegal" to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers..."-Martin Luther King
    "When injustice becomes resistance law becomes duty."-Thomas Jefferson

    “The people’s silence is a tyrant’s greatest advocate. The less captives talked, the less they knew; the less they knew, the more they feared; and the more they feared, the more easily others could manipulate them to their own ends, the more easily the captives could be controlled.” – John Kramer, Blythe.
    "To violate man’s rights means to compel him to act against his own judgment, or to expropriate his values. Basically, there is only one way to do it: by the use of physical force. There are two potential violators of man’s rights: the criminals and the government. The great achievement of the United States was to draw a distinction between these two — by forbidding to the second the legalized version of the activities of the first.
    It cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals — that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government — that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens’ protection against the government."-Ayn Rand


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