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Maher Knows Trump Is Not Going Away

The former president still commands his base.

Bill Maher can say some infuriating things. He is no conservative. But, as a relatively honest liberal he can say some terrific things on occasion. Maher proves that any pundit who can be hated at the same time by both parties for different things is probably doing his job right.

Maher understands certain current political realities a lot of people, whether they like the former president or not, refuse to acknowledge. Kudos to Maher for putting reality over ideology.

FNC: “Real Time’ host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024. Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he ‘didn’t want to talk about,’ which was the 45th president, whose scheduled CPAC address on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., will mark his first major public appearance since leaving office.”

“After he lost, people kept coming up to me and [saying], ‘Are you gonna?’ and I say, ‘He’s gone. Stop obsessing. I don’t want to talk about him!'” Maher said. “But knowing what’s going to happen this weekend at CPAC, I must bring this up. … The shark is not gone. We need a bigger boat. The shark went out to sea for a while, it’s going to come back, and eat more people on the shore…He is going to say Sunday that he’s the presumptive nominee in 2024, no one is going to oppose him, there are nine panels at the CPAC convention all about how the election was stolen, none about why it was lost. That’s where they are. If you think that 2024 is not going to be a nail-biter or that he isn’t going to be the nominee, I think you’re being naive…The two wings of the party that I can see are Trump and then the people who want to take his voters, who want to be his successor. There’s Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and Nikki Haley. They want to be the next nominee but they’re not about to get rid of his voters. They just want to be Trump’s successor.” Spot on.

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This piece was written by David Kamioner on February 28, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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