“I think Hitler never works myself,” Matthews added.
Earlier in the interview Maher made another Nazi reference when asked if Republican strategist and Fox News contributor Karl Rove is the last person to “admit if something new is happening.”
“It was a little Hitler’s bunker, wasn’t it? I really wanted to rush in with a cyanide capsule there,” Maher said. Referring to the 2004 German film "Downfall," Maher continued, “I thought he was gonna say ‘I do not want to live in a world without National Socialism’ — OK Mrs. Goebbels.”
"Downfall" has been the subject of many parodies, known as “Hitler Reacts,” that feature a scene in the bunker where Hitler is told that he was going to lose the war.