Bill Maher calls Trump’s political maneuvers impressive but evil

Bill Maher calls Trump’s political maneuvers impressive but evil

“It’s Tarantino-esque”: Bill Maher PRAISES “Mr. Angry Trump for purging “eight of the 10” GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him — including Liz Cheney — and calls his maneuvering “impressive.”

  • Maher reluctantly praised Trump on his Friday night show
  • Noted that Trump’s purge of political enemies in the GOP was successful
  • Of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach, only two are standing for re-election
  • Rep. Liz Cheney’s landslide loss this week was a notable example
  • “I mean, that’s impressive — in a wicked way, but still impressive,” Maher said

Real Time anchor Bill Maher has grudgingly praised Donald Trump, saying the former president’s ability to purge the Republican Party of political enemies during the primary season was “impressive.”

“85 percent of the people who supported Trump won: 151 out of 178,” the commentator said on Friday’s episode of his HBO show, referring to GOP candidates Trump endorsed in the primary.

“Say what you want about Mr. Evil, but boy what a politician. I mean, that’s impressive — in a wicked way, but still impressive,” Maher added.

“There are 10 members of Congress who voted to impeach him and he has vowed to unseat them – it’s such a Tarantino film, he’ll get all 10! He got an 8 out of 10,” he noted.

Real Time anchor Bill Maher has grudgingly praised Donald Trump, saying the former president’s political maneuvering is “impressive”.

Trump's influence in the Republican Party was evident throughout the US primary season

Trump’s influence in the Republican Party was evident throughout the US primary season

Trump’s influence on the Republican Party has been evident throughout the US primary season, in which parties choose their candidates for November’s general election.

On Tuesday, his nemesis Rep. Liz Cheney lost to a Trump-backed challenger in Wyoming in a landslide GOP major loss.

Cheney lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman by a whopping 37 points, the fourth-worst by an incumbent since 1968.

The daughter of a former vice president, Cheney has been Trump’s most outspoken critic within the Republican Party, even joining the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol and Trump’s role in fanning the flames.

Trump hailed Cheney’s primary defeat, deriding her as “hypocritical” and “stupid” for claiming his allegations of a rigged election were false.

Trump’s endorsement also helped lead Senate candidates to victory in competitive primaries, including Ohio’s JD Vance, Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and Blake Masters in Arizona.

On Tuesday, Trump's nemesis Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost to a former president-backed challenger in a landslide GOP major loss

On Tuesday, Trump’s nemesis Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost to a former president-backed challenger in a landslide GOP major loss

Although Trump’s preferred candidates have largely been successful, a few have suffered notable defeats.

Former US Senator David Perdue was nowhere near able to anger Georgia’s incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp, despite Trump’s approval.

Kemp is despised by Trump for confirming President Joe Biden’s election victory in that state, and Trump had tried to unseat him in the primary.

Perdue, who repeated Trump’s unsupported claims that widespread voter fraud cost him the 2020 Georgia election, conceded to Kemp shortly after polls closed in the May 24 Republican primary.

In Alaska, moderate Senator Lisa Murkowski was able to hold on to the GOP nomination despite Trump interfering in the race on behalf of Kelly Tshibaka.

Incumbent Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp, despised by Trump for confirming the state's 2020 vote for Biden, easily survived a challenge from a Trump-backed opponent

Incumbent Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp, despised by Trump for confirming the state’s 2020 vote for Biden, easily survived a challenge from a Trump-backed opponent

Of the 10 GOP officials who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol riots, four declined to seek re-election, while four others were defeated in primaries, including Cheney.

The two who survived to be reelected in November’s general election are Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington and Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina.

On the Senate side, Murkowski is the only GOP senator to have voted to convict Trump, who has faced a re-election race since she voted.

Sens. Richard Burr, North Carolina, and Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania, announced their retirements earlier this year.

The other four senators who voted “guilty” did not face races this year.