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Bill Maher calls Melania Trump ‘victim of human trafficking’, says Joe Biden’s dogs moved into WH sooner than her

He began listing a number of social issues that are tackled by long, 'boring' congressional negotiations when he took the opportunity to take a not-so-subtle dig at Melania 
Bill Maher and Melania Trump (Getty Images)
Bill Maher and Melania Trump (Getty Images)

Comedian Bill Maher made a joke about former first lady Melania Trump being "a victim of human trafficking" on his HBO political talk show 'Real Time', which left many of his viewers shocked. 

The jab was made on Friday night, January 29, while he argued about unseen bureaucrats who brought in real change in America. He honored former California Rep. Henry Waxman, who played a major role in passing significant health-related legislature. He began listing a number of social issues that are tackled by long, "boring" congressional negotiations when he took the opportunity to take a not-so-subtle dig at Melania. 

"People don't live in the world of political philosophies, and endless intersectional theorizing," Maher said. "They live in the world of, is there going to be a hot lunch at school? No lead in the toys? Getting minimum wage, and helping the victims of human trafficking." Although he did not mention the ex-FLOTUS by name when he mentioned human trafficking, a photo of former First Lady Melania popped up on the screen, leaving little doubt in people's minds as to what Maher's intended meaning was. 

Melania, who is originally from Slovenia, moved to New York City years before she married former president Donald Trump. She went onto become an American citizen in 2006 after the couple's son, Barron, was born.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the south lawn of the White House on December 23, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

This was not the only dig that Maher took at the mother-of-one. On the same night, the comedian talked about reasons why Champ and Major are the most progressive dogs on Pennsylvania Avenue. He said Major only smells asses that are gluten-free and Champ was a German Shepherd but identifies as a Dobberman. He also added, "Biden’s dogs Champ & Major moved into the White House last week... beating Melania by 6 months."

Melania is currently living with her husband in Mar-a-Lago, the former POTUS' Palm Beach resort in Florida. She is establishing a post-White House office in Palm Beach, Florida, to continue her "Be Best" campaign, according to a report by CNN. According to CNN, that cited two sources familiar with Melania's plans, the former first lady plans to continue her work on the "Be Best" campaign that began during her time at the White House and is a broad, three-pillared initiative, which looks to help children in terms of health and well-being, their safety online and the prevention of social media bullying as well as the impact of the opioid crisis on children.

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives at a roundtable on sickle cell disease in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 14, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Melania was not as active as previous first ladies in her White House campaign, often going on weeks of break between Be Best-focused public events. While she was the first lady, the East Wing policy office was not robustly staffed, at times sat vacantly, and at most had one full-time dedicated East Wing employee, according to CNN. Melania's post-White House office will consist of three of her White House staff members, including Hayley D'Antunono who served for four years as Melania's director of operations and trip supervisor and is now her chief of staff. Other staff members include Mary "Casey" Finzer, who was a low-level staff assistant in the East Wing office, and Marcia Kelly, who served as an unpaid senior advisor.