Trump and the One Percent Doctrine

By Bill Maher

Dick Cheney did two important things when he was vice president. He inspired AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” and he came up with the “One Percent Doctrine” for national security. 

Here’s how it works: If you’re faced with a “low-probability, high-impact event,” no matter how unlikely, you react like it’s 100% real. Rogue nukes, for example. Can Kim Jong Un make himself invisible? Probably not, but why take that chance? Or let’s say you heard that there’s a teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy, one-in-a-million chance that the president is being blackmailed by Moscow… you do something about it. 

Do Donald Trump’s tax forms show that he lists Putin as a dependent? Why aren’t we waterboarding his accountant? Why doesn’t the One Percent Doctrine apply in this case?