Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher said former President Trump’s eventual mugshot photo could prompt a certain level of excitement at liberal cable news network MSNBC.
“He will be arrested. He will be fingerprinted. And everybody at MSNBC is asking the same question: Is it wrong to j–k off to a mug shot?” Maher said, leading to raucous laughter from his “Real Time” audience on Friday.
“I find it so funny that the guy, the DA in New York who brought this case, Alvin Bragg. I love this, that the most boastful man ever in history is indicted by a guy named Bragg,” Maher continued to more laughs.
“Sometimes you can’t write this s–t. It would be like if the prosecutor in the R. Kelly case was named Dave Tinkle.”
Trump, 76, is facing at least one felony charge over hush-money payments he sent to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair they had in 2006.
The former president has long denied Daniels’ claim.
Trump is scheduled to be arraigned and fingerprinted in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon.
It’s unclear if he will be handcuffed, but a mugshot photo is expected.
Trump became the first former US president to face criminal charges when the Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him on the fraud charges Thursday.
Within 24 hours of the charges, Trump raised $4 million for his 2024 presidential campaign.