Bill Maher: 'Defund the Police is a Terrible Idea, it Will Make People Vote Trump'
HBO host admits movement is causing harm to Democrats
HBO host Bill Maher admitted the leftists driven “defund the police” movement was a “terrible idea” and will push more Americans to vote for President Donald Trump.
During the Maher's show “Real Time with Bill Maher," he said:
“Liberals want to take police money, police funds and divert it to community services, which sounds like a very good thing, good idea."
“But they’re calling it ‘defund the police,’ which sounds bad!” he said.
“That is so Democrats for you,” Maher said.
“They must have meetings to be this f****ing stupid about politics. ‘Hey, guys. We’re making some headway here. Um, how can we turn this into something that makes people have to vote for Trump?'”
Maher also criticized Democrats for moving too far left.
“I worry that Democrats are wandering into another purity test that’s not going to serve them well,” Maher said.
“And it’s going to be about how much you want to get rid of police altogether.”
“The slogan may be misleading without interpretation,” Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe."
“I don’t think anyone other than the far extremes are saying we don’t want any kind of policing at all,” he said.
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Meghan McCain, a right-leaning commentator, said on ABC’s “The View:"
“If you’re explaining, you’re losing, and there’s a lot of explaining going on."
“If you mean reform, say reform. If you mean, defund, say defund. People are confused,” she added.
Maher also warned Americans to put aside their political differences or “there will be blood.”
“This year, just celebrate Thanksgiving. Don’t try to win it. And never forget the single shining truth about democracy: it means sharing a country with ***holes you can’t stand,” Maher said in November.
“It’s no longer enough to just make a point,” he said.
“You have to destroy. You have to own people. Except the person who gets owned doesn’t change their mind. They just make a mental note never to interact again with DM_Me_Your_T*tties.”
“Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about a second civil war, which sounds impossible in this modern, affluent country. It is not,” Maher said.
“We talk about Trump as an existential threat, but his side sees Democratic control of the government the exact same way. When both sides believe the other guy taking over means the end of the world, yes, you can have a civil war.”