Bill Maher Believes 2020 Democrats Will ‘Lose’ if They Make Immigration a ‘Woke Contest’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher is telling 2020 Democratic candidates that if they make immigration a “woke contest,” it’ll end in President Donald Trump’s re-election.

During Friday night’s panel discussion on the show, Maher claimed he doesn’t believe “in reality” that immigration is a top issue in the U.S. but noted that Trump won in 2016 with his campaign promise surrounding immigration, according to Fox News.

“If it becomes a ‘woke’ contest, then the Democrats lose on this,” Maher said. “Yes, they look better, but it’s impossible not to look better next to him!”

When a panelist who served in the State Department during the Obama-era, Wendy Sherman, slammed Trump’s immigration push, saying he “created this immigration crisis” when he cut foreign aid to three Central America countries, Maher responded that Democrats need to reach further than pleasing only Democrats on immigration.

“This is what Democrats say, which only gets other Democrats,” Maher said. “This is not the speech that is going to win any [swing] voters. You’ve [already] got the compassion vote!”

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The topic of immigration continues to circulate throughout Washington, D.C.

However, with the long list of 18 Democratic candidates running in the 2020 presidential election, several have expressed their stance on immigration while taking a jab at the president in the process.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) made it clear that he doesn’t believe a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is necessary.

However, as IJR Red reported, during a campaign stop on April 4, he pushed the topic of immigration by comparing Trump to the Third Reich. He was called out for falsely claiming the president labeled asylum seekers “animals,” a name Trump previously used for MS-13 gang members.

2020 hopeful Julián Castro called out Trump’s “cruel” immigration policies when he unveiled his “People First” immigration plan to “decriminalize” illegal immigration and give millions of immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as IJR Red reported.

“Great idea Castro, way to look out for American citizens,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joked in response. “Sigh.”

On Tuesday during a CNN town hall, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) touted a “very strong record on immigration” and said if elected, she’d pass comprehensive immigration reform — but her comments didn’t fall short of criticizing the president, as IJR Red reported.

“For people who aspire to be president, I think it’s really important that you’re able to admit when you’re wrong and that you’re able to grow and learn and listen and be better and be stronger,” she said. “That is something that Donald Trump is unwilling to do.”

“Democrats need to say more than Trump is cruel and Trump has failed,” America’s Voice founder and executive director Frank Sharry said, according to CBS News. “Both of those are true and what voters in the Democratic primary electorate and in the general public really want to hear is what are we going to do about it.”

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Melvin Ray Johns
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What is a ‘woke contest’?

Charles William Dickens
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Bill Maher is not a comedian, he’s a bad joke.

Phyllis Softa
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Presidents don’t “pass bills.” Congress passes bills. Presidents sign bills which makes a passed bill enacted into law. We were taught that in grade school. It is contingent upon the electorate to send sane folks to DC to represent them if they want an immigration bill that addresses the issues. If you want a structure that won’t address where 90% of illegal drugs and migrants enter, that is what the Go Fund Me Page was for.

Morte206
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That’s quite right but when the President was Super O for most Dems that didn’t matter after all he had a phone and a pen. DACA anyone?

Phyllis Softa
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Yes, I remember quite vividly how Obama’s EO’s, golf, Christmas & summer vacations, deficits, budgets, teleprompter, tan suit, birth certificate, the stock market record highs 4 yrs after an economic meltdown, the claims of “phony” economic #’s, and of course his wife drove R’s over the brink of sanity. History will remember it and scratch their heads how quickly they reversed course on their own complaints. When was the last time you heard an R discuss the deficit or golf?

James
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I have no recollection of Mooch doing anything except taking family, friends and neighbors on taxpayer funded vacations around the World repeatedly. Oh, and I remember her idiotic (maybe moronic) idea about school lunches where the garbage cans ate better than the kids.

Screwtape
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Good call Bill Maher. Unfortunately not a one of the candidates is listening.

Phyllis Softa
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It is amusing that Trumpsters suddenly want to listen to Bill Maher. What is up with that? Bill Mayer is a comedian that hosts a political talk show.

Screwtape
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It’s called an “open mind” for things we agree with. You wouldn’t know the first thing about that because TDS occupies your entire being.

Still butthurt over losing in 2016? Obviously.

So who are you supporting in 2020? Clearly not Trump. Does your lack of self-awareness allow you to understand YOU let him live in your head rent free?

Phyllis Softa
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Screw, there are many things one could say about your postings. NONE would include evidence of an “open mind.” You & I operate on different definitions of words, deranged being just one. Why would I select a candidate to support today, when I can’t vote even in a primary for over a year? I have eliminated a couple as being as nutty as Trump, but it would be a safe bet for you to make that it won’t be Trump. I thank you for your concern, but Trump is not living in my head.

James
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You continue to slander OUR president and those of us who support him; but haven’t come up with anything factual for your “conclusions”. In WHAT way is Trump “nutty”? The way he uses his Twitter account? The way he trolls the Leftists? Whether you recognize it or not, Trump is shrewd, a smart businessman and has managed to bring the US back from the brink of the death agenda of the anti-American Marxist – #44.

James
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. . . . and few voters.

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