Liberal TV host Bill Maher on Thursday referred to the Republican National Convention, during which Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE was nominated as the party's presidential nominee, as a "noxious gathering of short bus lynch mob people" that could create "another Nazi Germany" in the United States.  
Later on his HBO "Real Time" special, the host also called the election a "referendum on decency."
The comments were made before a live audience to rousing applause. 
Maher's full comments:
"So all I have to say is after this embarrassing third-world cat fight that we just saw, this noxious gathering of short bus lynch mob people, are you Bernie people voting for Hillary now? (audience claps) 
"Thank you, thank you. I have to say, this convention did answer a few important questions for the American people like could another Nazi Germany happen here? And whatever happened to Scott Baio? These are the questions people are asking."