- The Washington Times
Friday, September 13, 2019

Liberal comedian Bill Maher said Thursday that Democrats could risk looking “scarier” and “crazier” than President Trump running up to the 2020 presidential election.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hours before the third Democratic primary debate, Mr. Maher declared that leftist extremism is a “cancer” on progressivism.

“It is not good,” Mr. Maher responded after MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lamented the Democratic Party’s “race to the far left.”

“It is kind of a cancer on progressivism,” Mr. Maher agreed. “I have been saying this for years, that, first of all, you have to stand up to Twitter. Twitter isn’t us. Twitter isn’t the rank-and-file Democrat. It is not even most liberals. But they don’t do it.

“This is the Democrats’ race to lose,” he continued. “If you run on taking away people’s health care and taxing them too much and taking away all their guns and transwomen get abortion rights — I think that came up in the first debate — I don’t think you’re going to win this election. I think the only way the Democrat loses is to convince a lot of people that they are actually scarier or crazier than Trump, which is not easy to do, but I think they can.”

Mr. Maher added that while he likes Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, he believes she is a candidate whose far-left policies could scare off voters.

“I love Elizabeth Warren, but she does scare me a little bit because, again, all we have to do to win this election is not be scarier to people than Donald Trump,” he said, according to a transcript by NewsBusters.

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