HBO’s Bill Maher drew boos on his show Friday night, with the live studio audience taking exception to the “Real Time” host mocking liberals for calling 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg racist over his role as mayor in New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy.
“Bernie Sanders won Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s also leading in the national polls, which means we have a new front-runner,” Maher said in his opening monologue. “Michael Bloomberg? What the f—?”
“Well, Bloomberg must be the front-runner because liberals are calling him a racist,” Maher added to a chorus of boos from the audience in Los Angeles.
“Keep booing. That’s how you lost the last election,” Maher said with a smirk.