Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time,” announced ten Democrats he believes need to end their presidential bids after failing in the first debates.
Earlier in the show the host complained about “overcrowding” in the race.
Maher added parting shots while listing the names of who needs to go.
On Maher’s list of candidates who need to “get the f*ck up” included former Colorado Governor John Kickenlooper, Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO), former Rep. John Delaney (D-DE), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Maher also thought the race needed to end for Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), author Marianne Williamson, investor Andrew Yang, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
We are witnessing the birth of a movement — and the downfall of a president
They almost always begin to right wrongs: illegitimate wars; decades of discrimination on the grounds of gender or racial or sexual identity; killings of innocents by police or gun-toting lunatics; oppression by governments wielding unequal laws; the deeply embedded legacy of centuries of racism.
This article first appeared in Salon.
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COVID-19 research scandal: Unwanted diversion during pandemic
The first research scandal of the coronavirus pandemic has created unnecessary distraction around the politically divisive drug hydroxychloroquine, scientists say, as questions swirl around the tiny health care company at the center of the affair.
On Thursday, most of the authors of major studies that appeared in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) retracted their work and issued apologies, saying they could no longer vouch for their data after the firm that supplied it -- Chicago-based Surgisphere -- refused to be audited.
Marriott ceases Cuban operations after new Trump sanctions
Marriott has been ordered by the US Treasury Department to close its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana by the end of August and abandon plans to open others in Cuba, a spokeswoman for the American hotel group told AFP on Friday.
"We entered the Cuban market in 2016, with permission from the US government," the spokeswoman said.
"Our operating license was reviewed and renewed in 2018. We have recently received notice that the government-issued license will not be renewed, forcing Marriott to cease operations in Cuba."
Marriott's entry into the Cuban market came during the administration of US president Barack Obama, a Democrat.