The Huffington Post | By Katla McGlynn Posted: 02/09/2013 1:35 pm EST | Updated: 02/09/2013 4:32 pm EST
In what is sure to be one of the most baffling lawsuits of 2013, Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for $5 million in charity donations after "proving" his biological father is not, as Maher joked on "The Tonight Show," an orange-haired orangutan.
On this week's episode of "Real Time," Maher responded to the lawsuit by dismissing the entire thing, and reminding Trump that this is a free country where celebrities are made fun of and jokes on late night talk shows are not legally binding agreements.
"This is known as 'parody,' and it's a form of something we in the comedy business call a joke," Maher said. "Just like we're the gun country, we're the joke country. We love our free speech and we love celebrities getting taken down a peg. So Don, just suck it up like everybody else!"
But it isn't just the absurdity of the lawsuit that makes Maher literally laugh out loud, it's also the hypocrisy. Watch how Maher compares Trump's "Birther" case with his own "Aper" theory in the clip above.
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