The Donald's crossed the line: Even Bill Maher is appalled by Trump's latest Islamophobic low

Trump's endorsement of a government database on Muslim Americans is "outrageous," says Maher

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published November 20, 2015 8:37PM (EST)

  (Reuters/Dominick Reuter/HBO/Janet Van Ham/Photo montage by Salon)
(Reuters/Dominick Reuter/HBO/Janet Van Ham/Photo montage by Salon)

Bill Maher has described Islamic beliefs as "barbaric,” repeatedly deriding the faith as the "one culture that has been been blowing shit up over and over again,” for the last 30 years.  But when Donald Trump endorsed the idea of a federal registry for Muslim Americans this week, the comedian and HBO host had no problem denouncing the wholly unconstitutional suggestion as "outrageous."

He'll no doubt have more to say about this on tonight's episode of "Real Time":

As someone with the credentials of always keeping it real about Islam, let me say #Trump's idea about registering Muslims is outrageous.

Posted by Bill Maher on Thursday, November 19, 2015

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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