Bill Maher on Hunter Biden's Scandals: 'Corrupt' but Trump's Actions Were Worse
Bill Maher, the outspoken comedian and host, has never been one to shy away from controversy. In a recent appearance on MSNBC's The Beat, Maher delved into the ongoing debate comparing the Biden family's scandals to those of the Trump family. While Maher acknowledged the questionable nature of Hunter Biden's actions, he was adamant that they paled in comparison to Donald Trump's deeds.
Maher expressed his bewilderment at those drawing parallels between the two political families. "I don’t understand how they can equate this equivalency between Trump and Biden," Maher remarked. He didn't hold back in his assessment of Hunter Biden's situation, stating, "Stinks to the high heavens." He went on to say, "I mean, that’s real corruption there that a lot of the left-wing media will not cover, but it’s nothing like what Trump did."
The HBO star was firm in his stance that there's no real comparison between the two situations. "There’s just no equivalency," Maher emphasized. He further criticized those who couldn't differentiate between the actions of the two families, suggesting a lack of discernment.
Maher's comments also touched on the Biden Administration's handling of Hunter's actions. He implied that the illegal drugs found in the White House over the summer might have belonged to Hunter, drawing a hypothetical comparison to Donald Trump Jr. "I mean, if [Donald Trump Jr.] had done the things that Hunter Biden did, he would be every day [in the headlines] ... If they found cocaine in the White House? 'Whose could it be? Who does cocaine around here? We can’t figure it out,'" he quipped.
As previously reported, Hunter Biden is currently under investigation concerning his foreign business deals. He faces charges related to tax evasion and illegal possession of a firearm, given his known history with drugs. There's speculation that he could be indicted on the gun charges by the end of the month.
On a more personal note, Hunter has been embroiled in a child support battle with Lunden Roberts, with whom he shares a daughter. Despite a paternity test confirming his fatherhood, Hunter has yet to meet his 5-year-old daughter, Navy. He's currently seeking a reduction in his monthly child support payments.
Maher's candid comments on the matter reflect the polarized nature of political discourse in the U.S. today. As the debate rages on, it's clear that public figures like Maher will continue to weigh in, shedding light on the complexities and nuances of these high-profile scandals.