HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher is offering some campaign advice of sorts to former President Donald Trump, who is highly rumored to be considering another White House run for 2024.
Essentially, it’s this: ‘Leave the past in the past.’
During his Friday evening program, Maher said that Trump could win “so easy” but only if he would “just let go” of the 2020 election.
Fox News noted:
During a panel discussion on Friday night, Maher ridiculed Trump, who took aim at the HBO star during a recent speech, after Maher insisted that Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would be “way better” than the 45th president if one of them were to be in the Oval Office.
“And I just thought, you know, if Trump could just let go of the election, which he can’t, he can win this so easy because he can win just on Drag Queen Story Hour,” Maher said.
The host later cited a New Hampshire poll that was released recently showing that the Florida governor held a two-point edge over the 45th president in a Republican primary matchup, leading Maher to taunt: “That’s right, Donny. He beat you.”
“Again, if he could just let go of the election, but at this point, you know, he’s just like a hotel room that smells at some point you just want a new room, you know what I mean?” Maher said. “And DeSantis, I mean, he’s just more is more vibrant, if you like people who don’t lose elections and, you know.”
“And he’s also not plagued by scandal the way that Trump is,” podcast host Katie Herzog interjected. “He’s a much stronger candidate. The Jan. 6 hearings have been very compelling to watch, but a little part of me thinks this might actually be bad for the Democrats, because if Trump is too weak to win the Republican nomination, it’s going to be DeSantis, and DeSantis could beat Biden.”
“Anybody could beat Biden,” Maher insisted before adding: “Trump might be the one guy who can lose to Biden.
“With DeSantis, you’re right because he’s a winner. He runs the third-largest state. Trump is a hotel greeter who lost. His insurrection failed,” he continued, using the Democrat left’s favorite, though demonstrably false, term for the riot that took place at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.
Meanwhile, writer Andrew Sullivan offered that DeSantis is “more likely” to defeat Trump in a GOP primary than “any of the Democrats” who are considering a run for their party’s primary as rumors continue to fly that Joe Biden actually won’t run for reelection.
“Who do they have? Kamala? She’d lose in a landslide,” Sullivan claimed.
“DeSantis has been able to govern in a way that Trump never has because he isn’t as plagued by scandal as Trump, which to me is more terrifying than the buffoon in the White House,” Herzog added.
“And he’s not nuts,” Maher responded. “He’s way too conservative, but not nuts.”