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03/24/2018 03:33 am ET Updated Mar 24, 2018

Bill Maher Slams Fox News' 'Scary' Influence On Donald Trump

"America’s being run by Steve Doocy."

Bill Maher on Friday took aim at Fox News for the power it appears to have over President Donald Trump.

“It’s scary how much Trump takes his cues from Fox News,” Maher said on “Real Time.”

“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin has state TV but Putin’s not an idiot, so state TV does what Putin wants,” the comedian added. “I think it’s the other way in this country. I think we’re being ... America’s being run by Steve Doocy.”

Maher previously called Trump’s relationship with the conservative network a “very bad axis of evil.” Fellow late-night host Seth Meyers once described Fox News as “the closest thing we have to state TV.”

Check out the clip above, and Maher’s opening monologue below:

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