Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” HBO host and comedian Bill Maher previewed the Democratic presidential debates slated for later that evening.
“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough asked Maher what he was looking for in the presidential candidates, to which Maher said strength and noted that was what President Donald Trump projects.
“Strength,” Maher replied. “You know, I think people vote not on policy. I don’t think a lot of them know a lot of the policy. I think they look for strength versus weakness and what they perceive as strength. So that’s what I’m always looking for in the Democrat. That’s what I think they like about Trump. They see him as strong because he is blustery and he never backs down and he looks like Henry VIII, and he acts like it. So for me, a Democrat who can project that I think is our best bet.”
Scarborough, an outspoken opponent of Trump, recounted his troubles with the Democratic Party and what he described as a “race to the left.” Maher agreed with Scarborough and called on Democrats to stand up to the left flank of their party.