Bill Maher has a message for Donald Trump: Stop monkeying around with the courts and "suck it up!"
The Real Time host devoted Friday night's "New Rules" commentary to blasting the real estate mogul for suing him for $5 million after Trump took up Maher's challenge and proved once and for all he's not—wait for it—the spawn of an orange-haired orangutan.
In a lawsuit filed last week, the Donald claimed the funnyman failed to hold up his end of a written agreement promising to cough up the money if Trump furnished his birth certificate to disprove the comedian's so-called "Aper" conspiracy theory. The latter, by the way, was a satirical jab at the brash businessman's $5 million offer to President Barack Obama to donate that amount to charity if Obama produced his college records.
On his HBO show, though, Maher wasn't having it, mocking Trump further and noting that it's his own birthright as a comic to make fun of public figures.
"This is known as parody. And it's a form of something we in the comedy business call a joke," said the comedian. "Just like we're the gun country, we're the joke country. We love our free speech and we love celebrities getting taken down a peg. So Don, just suck it up like everybody else!"
Maher also couldn't resist bashing Trump for suggesting late-night jokes are now "legally binding agreements."
"Yes, I'm sure this will go all the way to the Supreme Court," quipped the former Politically Incorrect star. "I'll tell you the legal system in this country is not a joke. It's not a toy for rich idiots to play with."
Predictably, Trump wasn't thrilled with the segment, slamming Maher repeatedly on his Twitter page on Saturday.
"Dummy @BillMaher forgot to say that he made an absolute offer which I accepted. Hopefully, charity gets $5M dollars," tweetedThe Apprentice star, then wondered, "How does @HBO employ @BillMaher with a pathetic show that he does---- what kind of 'a special' is that? Complete garbage!"
He concluded his rant by writing: "@BillMaher's so called show on HBO must be the cheapest 'special' produced in the history of television--- it sucks!"
Somehow, we doubt Trump will go on Real Time anytime soon.