During a panel discussion on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher wondered what exactly GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had to do before hardcore Republican voters would get in touch with their humanity and refuse to vote for him.
Speaking with writers Rebecca Traister, Andrew Sullivan and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, Maher posed the question: The GOP “can get rid of Donald Trump, but can they get rid of Trumpism?”
According to Traister, the worst of Trump has been a major part of the Republican Party for some time.
“The fact is, Republican voters who knew they were going to be facing Hillary Clinton, who hate Barrack Obama, who object to the people who vote for Democrats, people of color and women, selected a candidate who embodies the racism and sexism that are the very forces that kept people of color and women disenfranchised for centuries and away from the White House until now, “she explained before adding, “They picked him.”
“When I look at the electoral map, “Maher replied, “I see states that Trump apparently cannot possibly lose. The pink are likely Republican and the red are, like he said, “I could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue and they wouldn’t leave me.'”
Listing off several deep red states, Maher asked, “I know they’re Republican mostly, but they’re human, right?”
“These are human beings,” he continued. “What the f*ck does it take, in this country, to have being a human being supersede being a Republican?”
Watch the video below via Mediaite: