Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” HBO host and comedian Bill Maher previewed the Democratic presidential debates slated for later on that evening.
“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough requested Maher what he was seeking for in the presidential candidates, to which Maher mentioned power and observed that was what President Donald Trump jobs.
“Strength,” Maher replied. “You know, I assume people vote not on policy. I don’t think a great deal of them know a good deal of the policy. I believe they glimpse for strength versus weak spot and what they understand as power. So which is what I’m usually searching for in the Democrat. Which is what I feel they like about Trump. They see him as robust mainly because he is blustery and he in no way backs down and he looks like Henry VIII, and he acts like it. So for me, a Democrat who can undertaking that I consider is our best guess.”
Scarborough, an outspoken opponent of Trump, recounted his problems with the Democratic Celebration and what he described as a “race to the still left.” Maher agreed with Scarborough and termed on Democrats to stand up to the left flank of their party.
“It is not good,” Maher reported. “It is form of a most cancers on progressivism. I have been expressing this for years, that, first of all, you have to stand up to Twitter. Twitter is not us. Twitter isn’t the rank and file Democrat. It is not even most liberals. But they never do it. This race is begging for someone to do a kind of a ‘Sister Souljah’ instant with that significantly still left. It’s possible, you know, Trump wishes to run towards ‘The Squad.’ Possibly that would be a great area for that kind of blowback in opposition to what I believe is not currently being superior for the Democratic Social gathering. You stated overall health treatment and immigration. Sure, all those are troubles that are effortless to earn. This is the Democrats’ race to get rid of.”
“I think a components for successful, put pot on the ballot — occur out complete-throatedly for complete legalization for pot,” he continued. “You would get a good deal of folks voting on that concern alone. Republicans have done that masterfully in the earlier with other kind of a person-concern voters. Permit the exhaustion that individuals have with Trump, allow that excite the base. If you are not fired up about Donald Trump, you are not subsequent politics at all. I signify in a negative way. And then you have the total subject to the center. But, indeed, if you operate on having absent people’s well being treatment and taxing them way too a lot and getting away all of their guns and transwomen-get-abortion legal rights. I feel that came up in the to start with debate. I really don’t consider you are likely to get this election. I believe the only way the Democrat loses is to convince a great deal of individuals that they are in fact scarier or crazier than Trump, which is not quick to do, but I consider they can.”
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