After reminding viewers that Trump unsuccessfully tried to convince the country that he won the 2020 election, Maher warned of the former president attempting a “slow-moving coup,” proclaiming that he believes Trump will get the Republican nomination in the next election.
“And that’s what he’s been working on fixing ever since,” Maher told the crowd, claiming that Trump’s spent the past year “figuring out how to pull off the coup he couldn’t pull off last time.”
Maher continued, “He’s like a shark who’s not gone but has quietly gone out to sea. But he’s been eating people this whole time, methodically purging the Republican party of anyone who voted for his impeachment or doesn’t he agree he’s the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.”
The HBO host then compared his hypothetical theory to Al Qaeda’s first, less successful, attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.
“The Ding Dongs, who sacked the Capitol last year? That was like when Al Qaeda tried to take down the World Trade Center the first time with a van,” he explained. “It was a joke. But the next time they came back with planes.”
“I hope I scared the shit out of you,” Maher ended the segment. Watch the full clip up top.