As he introduced his panel, Real Time host Bill Maher noted how he has "many times read the dictator checklist on our show, the things Donald Trump does that are like a dictator." According to Maher, Trump is a dictator because he "appoints family members," holds "scary rallies, says 'lock up my opponents,' is in it for personal financial gain, (and) loves other dictators." Maher argued that the President "added like five to the list" by "calling people human scum, physically disrupting hearings...investigating the investigators, he said 'you people and your phony emoluments clause.'" Maher predicted that President Trump will refuse to leave office before turning it over to Donny Deutsch, who had more hyperbolic commentary. Deutsch called Trump an "all-out dictator" and a "sociopath," adding "whatever the worst tyrants in history were capable of doing, he is capable of doing. We all keep saying it can't happen here...it is happening here! And people need to be frightened."