Bill Maher and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld sparred on Friday when their panel discussion on Real Time touched on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects.
“Are you upset that she’s not saying she’s running?” Seinfeld asked Maher.
“Oh, I’m not upset at all,” Maher drily replied. Maher said in an interview earlier this week that he would sooner vote for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for president than Clinton.
“Okay, so what do you care?” Seinfeld countered. “They gotta go through the dance. You know the dance. They gotta do the dance.”
“I think at this point, the American public should be a little more sophisticated about it,” Maher told Seinfeld. “You should just either say you’re doing it or not.”
“People should be more sophisticated?” Seinfeld said, pushing back. “How are you gonna get that done?”
As the Washington Post reported on Friday, Clinton — long-considered the presumptive favorite for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination — will be headlining Sen. Tom Harkin’s final “Steak Fry” event alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
“I’m going to Iowa this weekend to cover Hillary Clinton at the Steak Fry,” MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell said.
“‘Cause she’s not running,” Maher said sarcastically. “She just likes Steak Fries.”
“You don’t go to Iowa if you’re not running for President,” Mitchell responded. “This is not a book tour. She’s running.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Friday, below.