Bill Maher Perfectly Describes Trump: ‘Pain-in-the-Ass Spoiled 5-Year-Old Throwing a Tantrum’ (Video)

Even after all these months, I still struggle to wrap my mind around just how much of a nitwit someone has to be to look at Donald Trump, a bona fide blithering idiot, and think that he would make a good president. Whenever anyone asks him to provide specifics concerning how he plans to accomplish any number of his ridiculous campaign promises, he typically gives an answer along the lines of: Because I’m the greatest human being who’s ever lived and I know how to get things done. I’m really rich, which means I am the best negotiator in the world. I’ll get it done and it will be fabulous.



It’s as if one of those cheesy infomercials that airs at 2 in the morning magically sprung to life and decided to run for president.

The funny thing is, behind all his “tough talk,” Donald J. Trump is a thin-skinned, insecure coward.

Sure, he’ll talk tough when it comes to ISIS, negotiating with China or forcing Mexico to build some ridiculous wall – but then he skips debates to avoid having to deal with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. This is something that has now happened twice.

But it’s not just Kelly he has an issue with. Donald Trump is someone who publicly bashes, bullies and attacks nearly anyone who criticizes him. Individuals who have real confidence, not just fake bravado, don’t usually let criticism bother them. Even if they do, they typically don’t throw public temper tantrums about it on Twitter like a petulant teenager.

Except that’s what Trump does – a lot. He talks tough, acts macho, and then runs away or tries to intimidate anyone who he thinks can expose him.

Or as Bill Maher perfectly put it Friday night, he’s that spoiled 5-year-old in an airplane kicking the back of your seat.

“What Donald Trump really reminds me of is a spoiled five-year-old throwing a tantrum. He is the grown-up version of every pain-in-the-ass kid who ever sat behind you on a plane kicking the back of your seat,” Maher said. “While the parents did nothing, ‘Little Logan is just exploring.’ No, ‘Little Logan’ is being a d*ck and if you won’t shove him in the overhead bin, I will.”

Maher also went on to describe Trump as part of the “self-esteem movement” where people are basically taught that no matter what happens they’re wonderful winners and special in every way. Pointing out that this is something that’s been going on long before the “everyone gets a trophy” wave that started about 15 years.

He then played several clips of Trump bragging about how wonderful and great he is, calling him the “white Kanye West.”



For months I’ve described Trump as someone with the vocabulary of a 3rd grader and the mentality of a spoiled 13-year-old. So it goes without saying that I completely agree with Maher’s assessment. I think if Republicans could be honest for a moment, nearly all of them would admit that they’re embarrassed that they’ve created this “monster.” Though they’ll never be able to admit that because they’ve created this monster. Of course, the “monster” to which I am referring isn’t Donald Trump himself – it’s those who support him.

For years Republicans have pandered to the worst parts of our society. They’ve embraced bigotry, racism and ignorance – and now they’re tied to it. And because they proudly chose to embrace these types of people for political gain, they created the perfect environment for a buffoon like Donald Trump to become their overwhelming frontrunner for their presidential nomination.

Watch the segment below via HBO:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    What people see in Trump transcends the superficial stuff that mesmerizes Liberals. They see someone who is not owned by Wall Street or by a political party. They see someone who can, and would, upset the belt-way establishment apple cart and they think it needs to be upset and that the resulting short-term chaos would lead to a better end-product.

    • anastasjoy

      No, they don’t “see” any of this, and I’m really tired of people putting this spin on Trump’s followers, trying to justify and elevate them. This sounds like someone describing a Sanders supporter’s thinking and projecting it onto Trump supporters. But Trump supporters aren’t doing a sophisicated analysis of how “Wall Street” has impacted their lives because that isn’t what Trump is telling them — after all, he pretty much IS “Wall Street”. He’s telling them that The Other, not “Wall Street,” is responsible for their economic condition, pandering to whatever inmate bigotry they have (as Allen pointed out the whole party has been doing for most of the last decade), and that if the White Man is back in charge, all will be well.

      • Jim Bean

        Trump supporters ‘see’ how the Left’s anti-business policies drive good jobs away. Trump appeals to the private sector working class that the Democrats have abandoned to such an extent that even the private sector labor unions are abandoning them.

      • The Klandidate

        Compare and contrast job numbers between Democrats and Republicans over the last 40 years. See who comes out on top.

    • The Klandidate

      We see Trump as a racist demagogue, born between 3rd base and home plate and thinks he hit a home run. We also see a man who has gone bankrupt 4 times and has had 3 wives in descending age. We see a 70 year old child who cannot control his temper and has no moral compass. We see a hilarious act by repubelicans trying to justify their support of this part time republican. We see a guy who dodged serving his country in a time of need (Vietnam) by getting mutilple deferments. We see person who is inciting violence at every event. We see a childish, racist, coward, born of privilege, and know that he has no qualifications to be anywhere near the Whitehouse.

      You are welcome for the clarification.