A 9-year-old boy who wrote a heartwarming letter to President Donald Trump became the target of HBO late-night host Bill Maher last week in the comedian’s first episode since taking a month-long vacation, the Conservative Tribune reports.
Maher used the opportunity to mock Dylan “Pickle” Harbin’s spelling and grammar in the letter he sent to Trump that was read at a White House press briefing.
He said, “This is more of an indictment of the educational system of America. I don’t blame the kid. They haven’t taught him ‘is’ at the age of 9?”
He continued by reading a fake letter he attributed to the child.
“Do you like your boss Mr. Putin? When I drink too much milk I get in troubl (sic) for pootin (sic) too,” Maher read.
Maher was heavily criticized on Twitter for mocking Harbin. But it is not the first time there was backlash over his show’s content. In June, he apologized to the public for using racial slur during an episode.