Maher: Trump is ‘a costume away from a full-on dictator’

Maher: Trump is ‘a costume away from a full-on dictator’
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HBO host Bill Maher warned Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE is just a "costume away from a full-on dictator."

"Trump Is really a costume away from a full-on dictator. #MilitaryParade #TanksInTheStreets," Maher tweeted.

Maher shared a clip from his show the previous night talking about Trump's proposed military parade. 


The White House confirmed this week that Trump requested the Pentagon begin planning a military parade.

"Donald Trump told the Pentagon that he wants a military parade," Maher said in the clip. "Oh it's going to be spectacular. Tanks and missiles and fighter jets, all presided over by a loose canon."

Maher said this is "scary stuff."

During his show, Maher also talked with Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn Trump pardons Michael Flynn MORE (D-Calif.) about the proposed military parade.

"You should not get used to the look of tanks in the streets. We don't have that look in America and when I've seen that look anywhere else in the world, it's never been good," Maher said.

Schiff said he would rather spend money making sure the country is taking care of its veterans and that its troops are supplied the way they should be.

Since reports about the president's proposed military parade, Pentagon officials have stressed that the parade is still in initial planning stages and have given few details as to the cost, make-up or location of such an event, other than noting that the Army will take the lead on planning.