While admitting to not being enthusiastic about her presidential campaign, Real Time host Bill Maher defended Hillary Clinton from accusations that she is a “talent-free hack” by author and blogger Andrew Sullivan.
“Why do you hate her so much? Were you molested by a real estate lady?” Maher asked. “I could understand you not wanting her to be president. I don’t understand anybody who hates her. She is a boring centrist. It just should never raise to the level of hate.”
“I don’t hate her,” Sullivan said. “I just think she’s a mediocrity. If the Democrats are sane and sensible, this is a dangerous time. They need to find someone with ability and talent and leadership. Not her.”
When New America Foundation CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter attempted to attest for Clinton’s prowess, Sullivan quickly fired back, “How many incredibly smart [people] make the kind of dumb error that she made with the email server?”
“You are so in the bubble on this one,” Maher countered.
“Sixty percent of the country doesn’t believe a word she says,” Sullivan insisted. “Is that a bubble?”
“Sixty percent of the country believes in Noah’s Ark,” Maher shouted in response. “So don’t tell me that that means something.”
At the same time, Maher described her campaign slogan as the kind of thing one says before getting vaccinated.
“I find her slogan, ‘Are you ready for Hillary?’ to perfectly capsulize how I feel about her,” he said. “Am I ready for Hillary? Yes. Am I excited? No.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Friday, below.
WATCH: ‘Incredible tornado’ caught on tape by storm chaser
Shocking video was posted to Twitter on Friday by a storm chaser in Canada.
"A tornado has touched down in southwestern Manitoba near Virden," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. "The funnel cloud was documented and posted to social media by several people in the area, including storm chaser Aaron Jayjack, who shot video of himself standing in front of the twister as it touched down."
Authorities warned golf ball-sized hail was likely.
"This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation," the government warned. "Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. If you hear a roaring sound or see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, flying debris, or any threatening weather approaching, take shelter immediately."
‘Honestly, I think Trump wants to lose’: Bedminster press conference panned as campaign ‘self-sabotage’
President Donald Trump made lots of promises at a Friday evening press conference, but did not take any action.
The president made the comments from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, where he arrived on Thursday for an extended weekend.
He held the press conference while allowing members of his private club to serve as an audience for his speech, which was announced by the White House but frequently veered into partisan electoral politics. Members were seen without masks and not social distancing, potentially in violation of New Jersey regulations.
Trump's comments came after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin "did not make any progress" in negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
WATCH: Bedminster members cheer when Trump praises them for refusing to social distance
Donald Trump received loud applause from the members at his private club who had gathered as an audience for his presidential address.
Trump was asked why the audience at Bedminster Golf Club was not social distancing, with many seen without maks.
The leader of the free world replied that the event -- officially announced by the White House -- was a political rally and a peaceful protest.
The audience cheered his comments, as he complained about fake news.