A pro-Trump supporter interrupted the live airing of Bill Maher’s Real Time show but was soon escorted to the exit, evoking Maher to say, “Make sure he doesn’t have a gun.”
Maher was discussing the withdrawal of Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, as director of national intelligence with a panel of guests. The guest panel included conservative talk radio host Buck Sexton, among others during Friday nights’ Live broadcast. The segment was interrupted by an audience member who could be heard shouting some things in favor of the current president.
“Instead of trashing our great president, our great country,” he said before his voice was lost in the crowd’s wailing.
“I don’t know him,” Sexton quipped, jokingly, “by the way. I do not know him.”
“I see you brought a friend,” Maher countered. He then stood up and addressed the Trump fan, “This is not the first time I’ve had to go into the audience, but we’ve got to get faster moving security people, I’m telling you,” Maher added.
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“I know you’re going to make America great again. You’ve made your point — I don’t know what it was, but you’ve made your point. And I think your point was that you like Trump, and there are a lot of people who like Trump,” he said.
“Make sure he doesn’t have a gun,” Maher added when the man was escorted to the exit.
Trump Supporter Says He Was Attacked Over ‘MAGA’ Hat
An art gallery owner who supports President Donald Trump said that he was beaten by a group for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Jahangir Turan, 42, who owns the David Parker Gallery in New York City, said that he was en route to a meeting with a client when a group accosted him on Canal Street.
“One girl flipped my hat, and within five to eight seconds, I got pushed from the back of my face, and my face hit the scaffolding pole. I got startled, I walked away,” he said.
That’s when the group attacked and smashed his head against a pole.
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The group was shouting “[expletive] Trump” and other hostile statements about the president, Turan added, reported NBC NY.
Turan said he almost immediately called the police but when officers arrived they did nothing despite the group still standing nearby. The New York Police Department said an assault in the area was reported but that it did not provide information on the victim or the alleged perpetrators.
“I love President Trump. I think he’s doing a great job,” Turan told reporters at a press conference.
“It’s sad to get beat up for wearing this hat. This is America,” Turan added. “It’s dangerous to wear a hat like this in New York City.”
NTD reporter Zachary Stieber contributed to this report