By P.J. Gladnick
Suddenly things don’t look so sunny for Joe Biden in the polls and this makes Bill Maher “very nervous.” In fact, he expressed that very concern to Joy Reid on her MSNBC show The ReidOut on Friday.
After Reid took gratuitous shots at the Republican convention (while repeating the “fine people on both sides” lie), a worried Maher countered that he thought the conventions was actually effective in boosting President Trump’s electoral chances.
MAHER: It was very effective. I saw that one gentleman, I think he was the attorney general [of Kentucky]. I’m sorry I can’t remember his name [Daniel Cameron]. African-American gentleman and he was pushing back on Joe Biden and saying “If you vote for Trump, you ain’t black” and I don’t think that is a good thing for Joe Biden to have said. He said, “I have my own mind.”
…..People do have their own minds. I have never been a fan of conformity. I have never been a fan of “we all wear pink on Wednesday.” We all have have to do this, we all have to say this, we all have to do this then. I don’t bend the knee and I get that people are pushing back on that kind of stuff.
So look, like I was just saying, I feel very nervous, the same way I did four years ago at this time.
Later that day, President Trump reacted to Maher’s nervousness with an upbeat troll tweet which is sure to add to Maher’s worry:
Leading in Michigan, leading in Minnesota, leading all over. Sorry! https://t.co/VPgviJjKfk
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2020
Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.