On Friday’s Real Time, Bill Maher tried to light a fire under Hillary Clinton as she faces Donald Trump in the general election. Maher argued that it’s not enough for Clinton to try to be likeable. She has to take the gloves off.
“This year, the voters are not in the mood for steady as she goes,” Maher said. “They’re pitchfork angry and they don’t want America’s nicest grandma. They want the wolf with bits of grandma in its teeth.”
“I just don’t get how Trump has been able to convince so many people that even though he’s a lying, cheating, conniving scumbag, that’s why we should vote for him because he’s gonna use all that on our enemies,” Maher said. “Sure, he’s a scumbag, but he’s our scumbag.”
In her acceptance speech Thursday, Clinton mocked Trump’s acceptance speech, saying, “Don’t believe anyone who says, ‘I alone can fix it.'”
“So if America thinks it can only be safe right now with a power-addicted sociopath, that could be good for Hillary because that’s what Republicans keep saying she is,” Maher concluded. “So why not go for the best — the Notorious H.R.C.?”