Maher concedes that some of Trump’s policy positions used to be held by Dems before far-left swing

Liberal comedian Bill Maher admitted this Friday that former President Donald Trump’s policy positions are exactly what Democrats used to believe before they lost their ever-loving minds.

The discussion on HBO’s “Real Time” began with Newsweek opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon arguing that Trump is in many ways a liberal in the traditional, classical sense.

“To you and to most Democrats, Trump is an extremist. But to Trump’s supporters, he is a liberal and they like that about him,” she reportedly said, prompting doubt from Maher.

“So, for example, if you look at his position on abortion, 16 weeks. That used to be the Democrats’ position on abortion,” she added.

This time Maher bent the knee and admitted she had a point.

Ungar-Sargon continued, “He just got $45,000 from the Teamsters union who gave to the RNC a week after meeting with Trump. His position on immigration, that was the Democrats’ position in the ’90s.”

Once again Maher was forced to agree with her.

Taking the mic back, the liberal comedian continued the discussion by pointing to all the “crazy sh-t on the left.”

“You can hate Trump, [but] you can’t hate all the people who like him. It’s half the country, and there’s so much crazy sh-t on the left. Would I ever vote for Trump?” he said.

“No, but I get it. I can get it. I read this week there [are] like 1,044 school districts now, over a thousand school districts, that’s a lot, who will not tell the parents if the kid transitions,” he added.

Speaking next, far-left Rep. Tim Ryan cried foul.

“But you can’t apologize for what Trump does. Like, you can say he’s pro-gay, he’s pro-choice, all of these things, but then he nominates Supreme Court nominees that are from the Federalist Society. And he doesn’t try to jam pro-gay rights legislation through the Senate, twist arms, and all of that,” he said.

“He couldn’t do anything, all he did was pass a tax cut and then he nominated the extreme people to the Supreme Court that are now making sure that he doesn’t have a trial. So, you can — he says everything, he’s been on every side of every issue,” he added.

Maher concurred.

“Exactly — that’s his genius,” he said. “I remember when he was running in 2016. I think he was on Chris Matthews, and the abortion issue came up, and he said, well, I think you’re going to have to put the doctors in jail,” he said.

“Remember after one of the gun shootings? He was like, Mike, why don’t we take away the guns first? Things that, if anybody else said, it would be anathema on the right,” he added.

It’s not just on abortion and immigration that Trump has chosen to take a more moderate stance in line with Democrats’ past beliefs.

Just about a week and a half ago, the former president came out against the right-wing Alabama Supreme Court’s decision to effectively ban in vitro fertilization (IVF).

“Under my leadership, the Republican Party will always support the creation of strong, thriving, healthy American families,” he wrote on Truth Social. “We want to make it easier for mothers and fathers to have babies, not harder! That includes supporting the availability of fertility treatments like IVF in every State in America.”

“Like the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Americans, including the VAST MAJORITY of Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, and Pro-Life Americans, I strongly support the availability of IVF for couples who are trying to have a precious baby. Today, I am calling on the Alabama Legislature to act quickly to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama,” he added.

A genuine “extremist” would not take such a middle-of-the-road approach, no?

Yet like other rabidly far-left Democrats, Maher is convinced beyond persuasion that Trump is a would-be dictator just waiting to “destroy democracy.”

Vivek Saxena

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