WATCH: Maher Drops Truth Bomb Right In Katie Couric's Face

By Tommy Wilson | Tuesday, 16 April 2024 03:05 PM
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In a recent podcast episode, HBO talk-show host Bill Maher expressed his disinterest in the media's portrayal of former President Donald Trump's supporters.

The episode, released on Sunday evening, featured former CBS News anchor Katie Couric as a guest.

Maher's comments came in the wake of recent polls indicating a narrow lead for Trump over current President Joe Biden. According to the RealClearPolitics average of general election polls, Trump leads Biden by a margin of 0.2%. This lead expands to 1.8% when the inclusion of Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent candidates Cornel West and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is considered.

During the podcast, titled "Club Random," Maher discussed CNN's coverage of its town hall with Trump. He criticized the media's approach, stating, "Here's what happened. Here's what people saw in America: They saw Trump killing it, killing it with the crowd." He continued, "Then you come to a panel of six people who all just do nothing but dump on him and call him a liar. And America goes, 'Oh, didn't you just see that we like him?'"

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Maher, a renowned stand-up comedian, further elaborated on the disconnect between the media's portrayal and public sentiment. "The people loved him and what he was saying," Maher asserted. "And then you cut to a panel of six know-it-alls in Washington who just do nothing but talk about the name. And like, I'm all in on the negative. No one's been harder on Trump than me. But I get it and I'm bored with it."

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He suggested a different approach to covering Trump's supporters, emphasizing understanding over criticism. "There's a different way to do this, I think, which is not to defend Trump, but to defend the people who still vote for him, because what they see on the other side to them is even more dangerous, because it's very closer to home," Maher explained.

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Maher also pointed out that some of Trump's supporters might not necessarily be fans of the former president, but see him as their only option to address issues such as education and transgender ideology. He quoted their sentiment as, "'We don't like him, but he's all that stands between us and madness.'" Maher concluded by expressing his desire for this perspective to be represented in the media, "That's their view. I would like that view presented."

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