Bill Maher scolded an MSNBC host who called Trump supporters at odds with "reality," retorting, "There's a lot of crazy on the left" too.
The liberal comedian was a guest on MSNBC's "The Beat With Ari Melber," Wednesday, when Melber commented on the differences in reactions between Trump's base and "normal, reality-adjusted" persons to the Georgia election interference hearings against Donald Trump.
Maher pushed back against Melber's dig at the former president's supporters. "I got to stop you and say, I don’t think this helps, the media world that we live in, where we sit here and everybody else is just a deplorable who's – reality challenged," he responded.
The liberal host defended himself, saying he didn't call anyone "deplorable," but argued there was a difference between those "against sedition" and those who weren't.
Voicing agreement with Melber on that point, Maher reiterated his belief that the liberal media took no effort to understand the other side.
"They see him as the one thing that is standing between them and something even crazier. And there is a lot of crazy on the left," he retorted.
Maher implored MSNBC viewers to "try to understand" why half the country still supports the former president.
"I think it would be helpful if the people who watch this would see that. Just crack a window a little bit, and you maybe understand why people would — you have to try to understand why half the country is looking to Donald Trump as some sort of savior. Yes, it’s not what we think, but, you know, people are not self-deporting in this country. Half the country isn’t going away. Even if the Democrat wins the next time, they’ll still be here, and they'll still have these views. And some of them are not crazy," he argued.... (Read more)
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