“Real Time” host Bill Maher and billionaire Elon Musk bonded over the “woke mind virus” that inspired the tech tycoon’s takeover of Twitter during an interview on the HBO show. 

Maher began by praising Musk for his “sense of humor” and his ability to laugh off attacks aimed at him “as opposed to somebody like Zuckerberg, who I’m not even sure is a real boy.”

“I think a lot of people thought when you bought Twitter that this is kind of an outlier, like… what doesn’t fit with these other things you’re doing? I never thought that because I think you’re dealing with big civilizational issues and problems. And I was right on your page. I think Twitter is one of them,” Maher said. “I mean, you have talked about this ‘woke mind virus’ in really apocalyptic terms. You should explain why you don’t think it’s hyperbole to say things like it’s ‘pushing civilization towards suicide. First of all, what is the world mind virus? And if we don’t deal with this, nothing else can get done.”