Acknowledging the two do not always agree, leftist comedian Bill Maher recently offered praise for the unorthodox manner in which Donald Trump is handling his presidential campaign.
Maher recently said that “it is sort of refreshing to have a politician who isn’t always walking everything back and who isn’t completely preprogrammed.”
Contrasting the current GOP primary leader with 2012’s presidential loser, Maher further explained Trump’s appeal.
“He’s sort of the anti-Mitt Romney,” he asserted. “Mitt Romney, people hated him because he was so robotic. Well, if you don’t like robotic, Trump’s your guy.”
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Part of Trump’s success, Maher reasoned, lies in his ability to stand by an unpopular position or statement.
“That’s his genius,” he said, “that he doesn’t apologize for anything. He’s the king of brushing things off his shoulder.”
Of course, a Trump endorsement from the left-wing entertainer is a long shot. He did note, however, that he isn’t sold on Hillary Clinton yet, either.
“Would I prefer Bernie [Sanders] and his ideas?” Maher asked. “Absolutely, but that’s not going to happen.”
Nevertheless, he thinks the result of next year’s election is a foregone conclusion regardless of the traction Trump, Sanders, or any other candidate is able to gain.
“Even if he would somehow get the Republican nomination,” he said of Trump, noting how unlikely that would be, “I don’t think anyone is going to beat Hillary Clinton.”
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