After interviewing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Friday, Real Time host Bill Maher explained how Republicans misunderstand Sanders almost totally.
“He’s the one who makes their heads explode when he talks,” Maher said of the Democratic presidential candidate, before showing a clip of Donald Trump excitedly calling Sanders a “maniac” and a “Socialist-slash-Communist” during a recent appearance.
He then played footage of several of Sanders’ statements, followed by the conservative interpretation.
For instance, when Sanders told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he “has a D-minus voting rating from the NRA,” what conservatives actually heard was, “Rifles are for men with small penises. Every single gun in this country should be confiscated and melted down to make Tony Awards.”
Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted online on Friday, below.
Here are the six most absurd things Trump just said in his unhinged Wednesday press conference
President Donald Trump unloaded a whole lot of crazy during a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Trump attacked America's allies in the Middle East, his own political allies on Capitol Hill and repeated talking points used by Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
Here are six of the most absurd things from the press conference.
Trump proved he has no idea what's happening
During the press conference, Trump claimed his decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria was "strategically brilliant."
Trump’s capitulation cheered on Russian TV: Ambassador McFaul says ‘they are joyous in Moscow’
America's former ambassador to Russia explained how their state media is celebrating President Donald Trump's capitulation in Ukraine and Syria.
Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed Wednesday by MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell.
"How do you think this should play out, now that they are assembling step-by-step insider accounts with people who are bravely stepping forward, some giving up their careers, Mike McKinley and others having had to quit over this," Mitchell noted. "How do you think this plays out legally or in terms of the politics of impeachment?"
"Well, legally, I’ll defer to others who are more expert. I think what it does underscore is how grossly inept and just broken down the Trump foreign policymaking process is," McFaul replied.
Feds investigating whether Rudy Giuliani was a victim of foreign spy effort targeting Trump
President Donald Trump's defense attorney is not only a subject in a criminal investigation, but is also part of a counterintelligence probe into whether he was compromised by a foreign power, CNN reported Wednesday.
This is an investigation that goes far longer and back further than we realized and also that it’s much broader than we initially thought," CNN senior justice correspondent Evan Pérez reported.
"One of the things we’re getting a picture of, a better picture of is this involves not only Giuliani’s financial entanglements with allegedly corrupt Ukrainian figures but also counterintelligence angle is there to this and the idea that perhaps Rudy Giuliani and some of his business dealings were part of essentially an influence operation, a foreign influence operation with a target being the Trump White House," he reported.