Bill Maher, host of the HBO show Real Time, recently made some comments about Donald Trump that will make your jaw drop, but not for the reasons you’d think.
Maher, a frequent critic of Republican politicians and a Godless man willing to refer to conservative women in vulgar terms, actually expressed some admiration for The Donald.
Despite quantifying his comments by saying he doesn’t agree with everything Trump says, Maher still defined him as a “genius” because “he doesn’t apologize for anything.”
He also praised Trump for being the “anti-Romney.”
“Mitt Romney, people hated him because he was so robotic,” he explained. “Well, you don’t like robotic, Trump is your guy.”
Via the Charleston Scene:
Speaking of the election, one of Maher’s favorite subjects these days is, not surprisingly, Donald Trump. But his fascination with the GOP candidate goes beyond the media-wide spectacle he’s become.
“Even though I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump says by far, it is sort of refreshing to have a politician who isn’t always walking everything back and who isn’t completely pre-programmed,” Maher said. “That’s his genius, he doesn’t apologize for anything. He’s the king of brushing things off his shoulder. And this is what’s attractive about him, I have to say, as somebody who did a show called ‘Politically Incorrect,’ who was always being criticized for speaking too honestly.”
So will that make Trump a contender? Maher said it’s possible.
“He’s sort of the anti-Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney, people hated him because he was so robotic. Well, you don’t like robotic, Trump is your guy,” he said.
Still, lest you think Maher believes Trump has a chance of winning, he doesn’t. He claims Trump’s chances of getting the Republican nomination are “doubtful” and further believes nobody can beat Hillary Clinton.
You can’t have everything when it comes to Maher, but we’ll take his pro-Trump comments for now.
Comment: Do you think Trump is a genius for how he’s been approaching the election? What do you think of Maher’s assessment of Trump as the anti-Romney?