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Bill Maher claimed that parents are so afraid of their children being indoctrinated by critical race theory and transgender ideology in America’s schools that they will vote for former President Trump despite thinking he is a “scumbag.”
The comedian and host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” made the remarks during the final segment of his post-show discussion, titled “Overtime,” which aired Friday on HBO Max and YouTube.
During the 15-minute panel, Maher told his guests — country music singer Trace Adkins, journalist Julia Loffe and historian John Meacham — that left-wing propaganda is so predatory toward America’s schoolchildren. that parents will be forced to vote for Trump. , if it runs again.
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Toward the end of the discussion, Loffe observed that Trump’s negatives “were not bad enough to deter people from voting for him.”
Maher responded by saying that voting for or against Trump “depends on your priority [is].” He gave his, stating, “For me, the two most important issues are democracy and the environment. These are my two big ones: one and two.”
He then gave the perspective of parents of public school children, arguing that many of them would vote for Trump because the threat to their children from propaganda is worse than his flaws.
“But I don’t have children,” she continued. “I know people who say, ‘I have kids, and I don’t like it when they come home and say, hey, today they divided the class into oppressors and oppressed. And if I change sex, I don’t have one. to tell my parents.”
“There is such a thing,” the host declared, referring to the critical race theory and gender theory that are introduced into public school lesson plans.
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He added that “it makes people say to me, ‘You know, I agree, Donald Trump is an idiot. It’s all wrong that he can get into one man, but I have these other considerations.'”
“That’s it,” Maher declared. He then admonished anti-Trump liberals who refuse to empathize with the perspective he had just given. “And that’s why you seem to have such contempt for half the country. I don’t think that’s going to get us where we need to go.”
The host later commented on the current political divide in America, asking: “I think we’ve crossed that line and now the question is: How do we get back there? How do we go from ‘I hate you so much’ that I can’t live with you?”
“And we have to live with each other,” he admitted, adding: “This is not an apartment where we can put the tape in the middle. We have to find a way.”
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