CNN’s Jake Tapper speaks with Bill Maher about the comedian’s predictions for the 2024 presidential field. Maher’s show, “Real Time with Bill Maher” airs on HBO, which, like CNN, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.
It’s not me who’s changed. It’s the left who is now made up of a small contingent who’ve gone mental and a large contingent who refuse to call them out for it. But I will. Do you think Democratic politicians have changed their views, or do you think they’re just afraid of their party’s activists
The way that a lot of Republicans are afraid of their party’s activists, the MAGA folks, be. They’re afraid. They’re just afraid. Yes, I think I think both sides I think, again, this fought tribes, I think in this country, I think there’s old school liberals and old school conservatives, Republicans and Democrats,
The kind of people who used to. I think that’s the majority of the country like Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush or something. Yeah, the kind of people who never agreed on a hell of a lot, but they found ways to work together. They didn’t hate each other. It wasn’t all about
Making liberal tears cry and all this stuff and, you know, owning and destroying people. It was just, yeah, I don’t agree with Bob Dole, but, you know, we can work together. We can get a grand bargain, that kind of stuff. And so I think that’s the majority. But then you have Trumpers
And then you have jokesters and you know, those fringes are not doing this country any great favors. If Donald Trump is challenged for the nomination, I mean, he’s obviously already being challenged by Governor Haley, Nikki Haley. And then there’s talk of other people that Governor DeSantis and Mike Pompeo and others,
Vice President Pence. Do you think any of them can take him out? No, but I think what they will do is ensure him the nomination by splitting all the alternate. Absolutely. Same thing that happened before. Yeah. The only way Trump doesn’t get that nomination is if it’s just him and the Sanders,
If it’s a bunch of people in there, know they’re going to split the anti-Trump vote because, you know, Trump has a very hardcore following. I mean, it’s a cult. And cults don’t ever go away. Look at Christianity. So I, I despair about that because I think when politicians smell the White House,
They don’t care about the repercussions for the country. They just want to go for it. Dissent is against Trump, I think could get it. You know, somebody said to me once, a conservative guy said, the thing you guys don’t understand about us is we don’t really like Trump. Now, that doesn’t speak
For all the Trumpers. He definitely has some real fans. Oh, sure. But there’s a lot of people who voted for him, and that’s their little secret. We don’t like him either. We just vote for him because the stuff that you guys are doing on your fringe
Is scarier to us than what he’s doing, which is saying a lot. And I’m not quite with them, but I get it. Yeah, I think it’s also that that he hates the same people that they hate, even if they don’t agree. Yes. And they love it
That he sticks his thumb in their eye. Yeah. Do you do you think that DeSantis is part of the old school Republican tribe, or do you think he’s more of a Trumper to point out that’s the great question. I don’t know if he’s playing a part or if that’s really him.
You know, he’s the reason he’s so effective is he does two things at once. He can be a real old school Republican who just takes care of business, you know, COVID, the hurricane, stuff like that. He just goes about his business. He doesn’t do crazy stuff.
But then when he wants to throw red meat to the base, he’s a performance artist and he does a lot of really outrageous stuff. But I get it that that’s where the party is. If you want a big future in that party, especially if you want to take on Donald Trump,
You got to ride both those horses at once. Everybody keeps saying to me, but he has no personality. I don’t think people care. Like a lot of politicians don’t have personality. Nixon had no personality. I mean, I could name some politicians who have absolutely no personality. It’s not a prerequisite.
I mean, it’s great if you have one. Like Obama had a great one and Kennedy had a great one. But, you know, Biden is not you know, I mean, James Brown at the Apollo. Exactly. You know, I mean, I don’t think that’s going to hold Ron DeSantis back. You know, it’s interesting.
I met this couple from Florida, liberal Democrats, and then they told me how much they loved Ron DeSantis, really loved him. And it’s for the governance from Florida. Yeah, they were from Florida. The people in Florida like he won reelection with almost 60% of the vote. Also, while the rest of the country
Was overdoing COVID Florida, I was there during COVID. It was night and day from this place. And you know, I am not one who is ever on the page with COVID paranoia. So I thought it was a breath of fresh air. And the people there, when they would visit me here,
Sometimes they would say, Oh my God, in the middle of the pandemic, what do you do? You people live like this and so unnecessary. We don’t live like this. Right. And it turned out a lot of what Ron DeSantis did was smarter than what the people who are criticizing were saying.
I mean, he kept the beaches open. Yes. You’re not going to get it outside. In fact, it’s good. Get some fresh air and some sunshine that would be better for you. And he also protected the elderly. It was much more targeted. It’s sort of the opposite of what happened in New York State.
Nixon loved America and Redskins football
Who is afraid of the Maga Republicans? Lol.
I'm sick of Bill. His suck up campaign with the right is not helping. He is clueless.
These prosperity ministers/false prophets and they're followers make him right about his cult comment. He's a lost atheist with no answers really but we're supposed to shine God's bright light ro the world. When we believe liars, hateful pro violent grifting lawless thieves. We fail God.
"Look at Christianity" There you have it folks! Jake Tapper the slimy Jew did not bat an eye when Maher said that… You see who run things right here and they HATE you and your family! Can you imagine if he had called Judaism a cult??? No you can't imagine that because he never would!
I would vote for Christie over Trump
Where are his so-called election predictions?
Independent here. I don’t like Trump’s demeanor but will vote for him over Biden in 2024. Heck I will vote for anyone as long as it’s not Biden.
I'll have to agree. If the Republicans want to win in 2024 they'll have to pick DeSantis. True, he cow towed to the climate changers, but between him and Biden? Slaughter.
Maher making lots of great points here, so much sense.
Regrettably i voted for Biden in 2020. That won't be happening again in 2024.
The extreme left PALES in comparison to the extreme right.
Did he just say look at Christianity..??
Wow what a p****!
Bill Maher is a joke
TRUMP vs.kennedy 2024…BUCK JOE FIDEN GO TO Hell ….
People like you the so-called moderate Democrats are the problem no conviction no truth
Toxic vicious interview
would Trump if he were to lose to another candidate in the republican party concede and show his support for said candidate… I don't think he will, The republican party is f'd without Trump so good luck America you get to choose between a man that can barely string too words together who is honestly quite creepy or a racist, transphobe, xenophobe who will be taking his presidential briefings from a prison cell. USA! USA!
Look at all these hypocrites on here talking about how awesome Bill Maher is etc etc. he has always spoken his mind, he has never wavered. If you claim you like him now because of what he’s saying, you’re a hypocrite because his stance politically hasn’t changed. He endorsed Hilary, let’s not forget that, but then again you imbeciles claimed up and down that she was the devil incarnate. If you were so worried about the politics of this nation being hijacked by extremists, you would’ve voted for Kasich in your primaries. But being the hypocrites that you are, you picked the worst of the lot. Now you see where we are as a nation. Pathetic.
So he is calling Christianity a “cult” ??
You would think the world would say screw the governing systems that are trying to destroy democracy but we are so weak and turn a blind eye..always buying into their bullshit because we dont want to work at ANYTHING.
Trump will get the 'fringe' voters in 2024' because people are sick and tired of Joe Biden fumbling and doing 'STUPID POLITICS' and ruining the economy.
First time that CNN did some real journalism
Bill Maher and Jake Tapper still do not understand the Trump mystic, and do not want to. Any chance to write him off (once again) they will take. Two intelligent mediocrities pontificating here.
Wow! This is the Bill Maher that I remember from the old PI days in the mid/late 1990s.
Calling christianity a cult. Youre just a weak person who likes to sit in the middle so you can benefit monetarily from it.
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