Bill Maher slams Democrats’ election strategy of solely attacking Trump – and warns party needs to look at ‘WHY he’s winning’ and can’t just run a campaign based on ‘how can they like this guy?’
‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher slammed the Democrats for their election strategy, warning that the party cannot take on Donald Trump by simply saying ‘how can they like this man?’
“I don’t think it’s a good strategy to run a Democratic campaign based on ‘how can they like this guy?'” Maher told the panelists on his show last night.
“Some people just do, maybe it’s better to look at why he’s winning” with certain demographics, he explained to Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff and actor Seth MacFarlane.
“Maybe there’s a fly in the ointment there,” the comedian added.
Maher also said the Republican primaries left him feeling “rushed” after Trump, 77, swept to victory in Iowa and then New Hampshire earlier this week.
‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher called out the Democrats for their Trump-focused election strategy
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff was on Maher’s Friday panel
“I’ve covered a lot of primary seasons, and I feel like I’m being gimped this time because it’s not happening this time, it’s already over,” Maher said.
‘We don’t even get to the audition stage of our reality show that we call an election.
“I feel like I’ve been rejected as a citizen,” he added.
“Trump is winning two blocs he’s never won before, Hispanics and people under 35.”
“Democrats are losing Hispanics to the party of razor wire,” Maher warned, referring to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has placed razor wire on the southern border.
Maher’s comments come after the latest poll shows Trump with a six-point lead over Biden.
Trump’s lead over the incumbent comes after he trounced Biden in a series of surveys, with both men having low approval ratings and voters expressing displeasure with both likely nominees.
Trump leads Biden by 40 to 34 percentage points in the new Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,250 adults.
Former President Donald Trump has a six-point lead over President Joe Biden in a new Reuters-Ipsos poll
Maher’s comments come after the latest poll shows Trump with a 6-point lead over Biden
Trump’s lead in the poll comes on a day he was in court Thursday for his second E. Jean Carroll defamation trial
A large remainder are either undecided or plan to vote for someone else, introducing a potential wild card into the race. But Trump’s lead holds even when third-party candidates are included.
It comes after Biden hammered Trump during a speech in Virginia this week about abortion rights, and Trump continued to blast Biden as a “scumbag” even as he spent much of his New Hampshire victory speech bashing Republican rival Nikki Haley to tear.
As Trump handily beat his only remaining primary challenger, Haley in New Hampshire, on Tuesday, about 67 percent of respondents polled Monday through Wednesday said they were “tired of seeing the same candidates in presidential elections and want someone new have’. Still, only 18 percent said they would not vote if Biden and Trump were their choice.
Trump was ordered yesterday to pay E. Jean Carroll a whopping $83.3 million for defamation after he publicly denied sexually abusing her in a department store dressing room in 1996.
The staggering sum was three times what even Carroll’s own lawyers had asked for and was immediately branded ‘absolutely ridiculous’ by Trump. He promised to appeal.
Trump had already left and was on his plane when the stunning verdict was returned, prompting an audible gasp in the Manhattan courtroom.
Carroll didn’t stop for an interview, but smiled and waved as she got into a black SUV and left after being awarded $83.3 million in damages
Carroll and her attorneys walked out of the courtroom arm-in-arm with big smiles on their faces
Jurors deliberated for less than three hours after a two-week civil trial in which the former president testified for just three minutes.
The case centered on comments Trump made about Carroll in 2019 after she accused him of assaulting her in a dressing room at the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York nearly three decades ago.
Trump insists he has never met Carroll, 80, an advice columnist for Elle magazine.
He has consistently said she is not his ‘type’ and has described the court case as a ‘witch hunt’ and ‘election interference’.
However, the jury of seven men and two women ordered him to hand Carroll $7.3 million for “emotional damages” and $11 million for “reputational damages.”
Trump was also ordered to pay a massive $65 million in ‘punitive damages’.
The jury concluded that Trump acted out of “hatred, malice or revulsion” when he made public statements denying Carroll’s claims, including calling them “fiction.” He made these comments in 2019 when he was president.