Bill Maher calls Trump and Kim Jong-un "Fat Man and Little Boy"

The late-night comedian joked about the war of words between the two world leaders


Charlie May
September 23, 2017 12:11PM (UTC)

After another week of war with words persisted over the past week between President Donald Trump, and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, late-night comedian Bill Maher couldn't help but joke about a news cycle that was filled with terrifying, childish and unfamiliar insults.

During his monologue on Friday's "Real Time" Maher came up with a nicknames for the both of the leaders, which almost sounded like a comic book series. Maher said he liked to call the pair, "Fat Man and Little Boy."

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"I love Kim," Maher said as he laughed. "He called Trump a 'dotard,' which is one of those words that people have stopped using, like 'presidential.'"

"It's from Shakespeare," Maher added. "And Mr. President, if you're watching, Shakespeare was a guy a long time ago, he wrote plays."

"Plays are like a movie, but the people are really there," Maher explained for the president.

Last week Trump gave a bombastic speech before the United Nations General Assembly where he threatened to "totally destroy" the entire country of North Korea.

Just days later the North Korean dictator called Trump a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" which is a derogatory term for an older person that has become senile, or useless.

After the insult "dotard" was used by North Korea's Kim, the internet went into a frenzy about what he meant. Merriam-Webster tweeted that searches for the term were "high as a kite."

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But according to Maher, "North Korea is not the country that is on Trump's mind."

He added that the real country Trump is preoccupied with is Russia.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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