On Friday night’s Real Time, Bill Maher wondered how any voters, including Ken Bone, could still be undecided at this point.
“Somebody has to tell me why America just made this guy so famous,” Maher said. “This is Ken Bone. One of the undecided voters who asked a question at last Sunday’s debate and since then has become a folk hero? Why? Because after 15 months of this campaign, he’s still too stupid to pick Hillary over President Pussy Grabber?”
“For me, the great sadness of this election is knowing that even if Trump doesn’t become president, we live in a country where half the people think he should be,” Maher continued.
Maher then questioned how undecided voters can ignore the many “breaking points” Donald Trump has extended them: “Trump saying he would kill the children of terrorists with drone strikes, physically throwing out 12 million Mexicans, banning all Muslims, giving Saudi Arabia nukes, running a scam university, cheating veterans out of charity money, not paying taxes, picking Putin as his favorite leader, not being able to let go of a feud for a whole week with a beauty queen, the impressions of the handicap… nothing?”
In a CNN interview eight years ago, when Sarah Palin was a vice presidential candidate, Maher called America a “stupid country,” and he doubled down on that remark Friday night by pointing out that 25 percent of Americans think “the sun revolves around the Earth,” and that 35 percent of citizens can’t name a single branch of government.
Earlier in the episode, Bernie Sanders sat in for a discussion about how Trump, despite everything he’s said and done this election season, will still likely win 20 states on Election Day. The problem, the panel admitted, might be shortcomings with the Democratic Party.