“I was in the CIA for almost a decade,” Hurd said during the segment at the top of the show. “I was the dude in the back alley’s at four o’clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the homeland.”
“That’s where they collect them huh? By the Popeyes Chicken,” Maher told Hurd, who is black.
The comment followed a fried chicken joke Maher made during his opening monologue: “Besides the lies and the crazy [President Donald Trump] is just aggressively stupid. It’s black history month, so he went into the Rose Garden and pardoned a bucket of chicken.”
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