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‘Pay your taxes’: Bill Maher rails against political lobbyist Ralph Reed for Christians abusing tax-free status

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Bill Maher was dogged in his conversation with evangelical preacher Ralph Reed, who he joked was his “spiritual advisor.”

Reed began by complaining about the IRS, which he said specifically targets churches and tries to attack them using their tax-exempt status.

“Then just pay your taxes,” Maher said, and the audience applauded.

Maher moved on asking, “why is Trump’s approval over 80 percent among Christians because he seems like the least Christian president.”

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Reed argued that in his interactions with Trump, he has not found that to be the case.

“Yes, because he kisses your ass, I agree,” Maher said. “So, if he keeps his word to you but lies to everyone else you’re ok with that?”

Reed immediately defended Trump as an honorable man.

“I don’t throw the term anti-Christ around regularly, but when I think about anti-Christ and Trump I think, yeah,” Maher said. He noted that Jesus called Satan the “father of lies,” which he thinks is remarkably similar to Trump. He also pointed out that Jesus wasn’t a big fan of egomaniacs and rich people.

Reed blamed “select moral outrage,” which promptly got booed by the audience. “Donald Trump never claimed to be a perfect man…. but last November we had a binary choice.” He then proceeded to call Hillary Clinton a liar and cite statistics that Americans didn’t trust her or believe her.

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Watch the full interview below:


ralph reed goes into the lions den with maher by sarahburris

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CNN conservative zaps every Trump supporters’ argument against impeachment

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Republican-turned-Independent David Gergen served in four presidential administrations, two of which were impeached. When he heard one of President Donald Trump's shills on CNN Wednesday evening, he was quick to flatten the argument.

Scott Jennings argued that what Democrats were doing was unprecedented, but CNN commentator Kirsten Powers said that former President Bill Clinton was nearly thrown out of office for lying about an affair, something she argued was far less important than extorting a foreign power to sway a presidential election.

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Seth Meyers flattens Trump’s latest impeachment defense tactic — ‘slurring like a lunatic’ during rallies

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Late-night comedian Seth Meyers observed that most people who were inches from being fired from their job would try and prove that they should remain. President Donald Trump, however, has taken a different path, "slurring like a lunatic while throwing in some of his trademark sexism."

Meyers played a clip of Trump's rally where he went after everything from admitting he demanded the Ukraine president say what he asked and an allegation that there'd be windmills all over the country under Hillary Clinton. Trump previously alleged that wind energy is dangerous because the windmills cause ear cancer. After an attack on Beto O'Rourke, Trump turned to Elizabeth Warren, who he said, "opened her fresh mouth."

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Rachel Maddow wonders if Putin told Trump Seoul was nowhere near North Korea to mess with him

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was flabbergasted by the recent revelation that Trump thought he could displace an entire South Korean city so that the 2,000 year-old capital would be safer. To make matters worse, President Donald Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin what he wanted the U.S. leader to do with North Korea.

The host compared the move to what it would be like to move the entirety of New York City, which has a smaller population than Seoul.

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