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Bill Maher has never been one to shy away from an argument. So, when things got heated during Friday night's episode of “Real Time,” Maher and the guests just ran with it.
It all started with Maher, and his assertion that calling Hillary Clinton “the lesser of two evils” warranted an apology—and guest Piers Morgan asked, simply, “why?”
"Seriously? Like Hillary Clinton would have a cabinet with Betsy DeVos and f**kin' Rick Perry?
They wouldn't have a Muslim ban, they wouldn't be feuding with everyone in the world..."
Morgan interrupted, talking over Maher as he continued to protest:
“There isn't a Muslim ban. Calm down, Bill. There is no Muslim ban. If there was... sorry...”
Comedian Jim Jeffries broke in, telling Morgan to “F**k off” just as Morgan pointed out, “this is the hysteria I'm talking about. 85 percent of the world's Muslims are allowed into the country.”
The battle continued on Twitter as “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling jumped into the fray:
Morgan fired right back:
And so did she:
But Morgan countered:
And then invoked both Brexit and Hillary Clinton's November loss:
But Rowling wasn't finished:
She hinted at a Hitler-comparison:
And took a few more personal shots:
But Morgan wasn't biting:
And a number of people who disagreed with Morgan defended him, pointing out that telling someone to “f**k off” wasn't exactly a reasoned argument:
Morgan ended the exchange by pointing out that he had voiced opposition to the 'travel ban' from the beginning, and that his objection on “Real Time” was solely to it being referred to as a “Muslim ban.”