Bill Maher Presses Trump GOP Challenger About His Past ‘Anti-Obama’ Remarks

HBO “Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher is confronting 2020 Republican primary challenger Joe Walsh about his “anti-Obama” past.

On August 25, Walsh became the second Republican looking to challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

As the crowd cheered on Walsh’s challenge against Trump during Friday night’s show, Maher made note that the audience might not know Walsh’s history.

“Apparently they don’t know your history, Joe,” Maher said.

Maher went on to point out that the GOP primary challenger doesn’t like Trump because he apparently “lies” and is a “traitor.”

However, the host then listed off similarities Walsh has to Trump when it comes to policy, in which Walsh admitted that the president’s “done some good things.”

“Joe, you were a leader of the anti-Obama nutcase caucus,” Maher said.

Walsh responded, “Yes, I helped to lead to Trump.” He then claimed that a “weak, feckless Republican Party” lead to Trump’s nomination.

“This thing has nothing to do about issues,” Walsh added. “Trump is a horrible human being period.”

Maher continued to confront Walsh about his past, “I know you’ve had to answer a lot of questions about race.”

MAHER: “Just look me in the eye and tell me that the seething, frothing hatred that I remember that you had for Barack Obama had nothing to do with the fact that he was black.”

WALSH: “Gosh, no.”

MAHER: “Nothing to do with that?”

WALSH: “No — look his policies…”

The GOP primary challenger has had to answer to his controversial past comments, previously telling MSNBC, “I wouldn’t call myself a racist, but I would say, John, I’ve said racist things on Twitter. There’s no doubt about it. And an apology is not enough.”

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Walsh hasn’t shied from his distaste of the president, as he slammed Trump prior this his presidential bid announcement when he called him a “bully and a coward,” as IJR reported.

“The only way you primary Donald Trump and beat him is to expose him for the con man he is,” Walsh previously said, adding, “And if I did it, John, that’s what I’d do. I’d punch him every single day.”

However, Trump has swiped back at Walsh, along with the other Republican challenger, former Governor Bill Weld (R-Mass.), and former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), who hasn’t made an official decision yet on his run. The president labeled the three contenders the “Three Stooges.

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Charles
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Charles

Piss on him. Enough said

Miguel 526
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Miguel 526

As an “Awakened” no-longer-life-long-CA-democrat, who has reacted to the Mass-Criminality of my former party by becoming more conservative than I ever thought I would, I’ve long seen Joe Walsh as a slathering egotist who merely claims to be “conservative” while actually operating as a subtextual supporter of Hillary. Joe Walsh is a blunt political operative, sort of like that simpering liar, Christine Blasie Ford, with both of them being vile politicos whose trail of deceptions belie their moral corruption, and politicized usury. Trump was voted in by The American People b/c FINALLY they saw the Massive DC Swamp-Corruption for what… Read more »

Ruppert Baird
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Ruppert Baird

I know Walsh’s pain. Despite my clear and obvious anti-racist views, couple with my libertarian and meritocratic ideals, I was constantly called a racist due to my opposition to Obama

My son came back to identical criticism with a perfect retort. Obama was biracial, and he strongly supports the Christian, family-oriented, conservative, Black half of Obama. It’s the hateful, whiny, White liberal half he can’t stand.

I realize now that I feel the same way.

Danny Simpson
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Bill and many others don’t seem to understand the popularity of Trump…….many Americans are tired of the career Politicians talking down to us and acting like they are so much smarter than we are……..We want a real person to LEAD this country forward……..Trump may say things that could be handled Politically more correctly……we don’t care…..we care about what happens to our country……change for the people of THIS country is what matters…..!!

Steveo
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Steveo

IJR is a fox in sheep’s clothing. They are as left as the watch on your arm.

Steveo
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Steveo

The 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Take It to the Limit”, the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh also joined the band in 1975, replacing Leadon. BTW, Independent Journalist of Republican Moderator, delete this before you conservative shift replacement comes in.

Steveo
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Steveo

I think it’s great that he’s back on tour with the Eagles.

Patty Dougherty
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Patty Dougherty

This man sounds like a Democrat not a Republican. Trump is in the White House because we put him there and come 2020 he will win again

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