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Bill Maher rips free-market conservatives: Capitalism has eaten our democracy

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Real Time host Bill Maher ended his show on Friday by rejecting conservatives’ reliance on the free market as their solution to everything.

“Since this year’s election features both a socialist and a bonafide capitalist pig, someone needs to explain to the ‘free market solves everything’ crowd that when it comes to socialism, you’re soaking in it,” Maher said.

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While Republicans argue that socialism threatens to go unchecked, Maher said, capitalism has actually already done it.

“It’s eaten our democracy. It’s eating our middle class,” he said. “It’s eaten our health care system, our prison system, our news media. It’s even eaten our food systems so thoroughly that a lot of our food is no longer something that should be eaten.”

The host was particularly galled by the news that the National Park Service would be selling naming rights for some of its sites, since the parks are $11 billion in debt.

“You’ll no longer be having anonymous gay sex in Yosemite rest area No. 12 — you’ll be getting blown in the Quicken Loans men’s room,” he quipped.

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Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted on Friday, below.

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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Trump announces G-7 won’t be held at Doral after widespread criticism for it violating the Constitution

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday evening that the G-7 Summit will not be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

The selection of Doral had been widely condemned as a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

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Trump says illegally profiting from the G-7 Summit was him ‘doing something very good for our country’

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President Donald Trump attacked his perceived political opponents on Saturday even as he attempted to defend his decision to host the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders," Trump claimed.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at no profit or, if legally permissible, at zero cost to the USA. But, as usual, the hostile media and their Democrat partners went crazy!" Trump argued.

Ethics officials have said Trump's decision to choose Doral is a clear violation of both the constitution's domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

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