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Bill Maher: 'Colin Kaepernick is a [bleeping] idiot'

It looks like Bill Maher and Donald Trump actually agree on something, though for completely different reasons.

It looks like Bill Maher and Donald Trump agree on something, though for completely different reasons.

Despite supporting Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest of racial injustice in America, Maher still thinks the 49ers quarterback is "a f****** idiot."

During Friday's episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher," the HBO host called out Kaepernick for equating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary's Clinton's view on racial issues to those of her Republican opponent, Donald Trump.

Maher was responding to comments made by Kaepernick earlier in the week when he said it was "embarrassing" to watch Clinton and Trump go at it during their first debate.

"Both are proven liars, and it seems like they're trying to debate who's less racist," Kaepernick said, according to USA Today. "And at this point ... you have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it's still evil."

Maher defended Clinton, arguing that she is not a proven racist and that Kaepernick is putting forth a "false equivalency" when it comes to race.

"[Clinton] lies less than most politicians," said Maher, citing a PolitiFact story during the summer that reported 78 percent of Trump's fact-checked claims were scored "mostly false," "false" or "Pants on Fire. "[Trump] lies more than anyone they've ever seen."

Trump has also been critical of Kaepernick's protests, though for a completely different reason that Maher. During an appearance on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," Trump told host Bill O'Reilly said that Kapernick is doing is "very bad for the spirit of the country."

"I tell you it offends me," Trump said. "I guess he probably lost a starting position because something happened to him. He went downhill fast."

Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem since the 49ers preseason has launched a wave of NFL protests, including Eagles defender Malcolm Jenkins, who raised his fist prior to last week's game against the Bears.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's MMQB, Jenkins said his thinking on the issue changed dramatically during the offseason, when an NFL security meeting addressed the subject of "surviving the encounter" with police.

"In our NFL security meetings that we do every year, the head of security for our team speaks to us about numerous topics like gun safety, domestic violence, how to keep our house secure, personal security, everything," Jenkins told MMQB. "And in the last two years, they have talked about police encounters, but this year stood out to me specifically because he started by saying, 'I am not here to get into a conversation about what is right and what is wrong and what your rights are as a citizen. I am here to simply coach you up on how to survive the encounter.' There was a little bit of rumbling and he said, 'Look I get it, there are a lot of things going on, a lot of things that aren't right, but we are here so that you survive the encounter.'

"In that moment you knew that he was not talking to Carson Wentz. He said, look if you get pulled over, most of you probably have tinted windows, so roll all your windows down, keep your hands on the steering wheel. If the officer asks you to pull out your license and registration, don't just reach for it, announce and say, 'Hey, officer, I am reaching for my license.' He said, 'I know all of this is not right and this isn't in line with the rights you have as a citizen, but we need you to survive this encounter and you can report the officer later after that.' The fact that we even have to have this conversation tells you that there is something wrong."