Bill Maher Blames Hurricanes On Trump Election

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Bill Maher tweeted Tuesday that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are a message from nature regarding the election of Donald Trump.

“Looking at the devastation AGAIN, its obvious nature is sending us a message: and that message is, Don’t throw your vote away on Jill Stein,” the host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” tweeted late Tuesday to his 9 million followers. Stein ran as a Green party candidate in 2016 against Hillary Clinton and Trump. (RELATED: Hurricane Telethon Gets Political Right At The Start [VIDEO])

TV personality Bill Maher speaks onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles

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Last week, actress Jennifer Lawrence appeared to link the hurricanes to the election of Trump. Jennifer Lawrence: We’re Feeling Mother Nature’s ‘Wrath’ After Trump Victory


“It’s scary,” Lawrence said in an interview with British media. “You know, it’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know it’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting. And we voted, and it was really startling.”

“You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage, wrath,” she added.

She has since claimed that her words were taken “grossly out of context.”

“My remarks were taken grossly out of context. Obviously I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes,” Lawrence wrote. “That is a silly and preposterous headline that is unfortunate, because it detracts from the millions of lives that are being impacted by these devastating storms and the recent earthquake. What is really important is focusing on the ways we can help. My heart is with everyone affected and the brave first responders who are working to keep us all safe.”