By Bill Maher
Donald Trump makes every American worse than they used to be. That’s his talent. He brings out the asshole in everyone. But none more than the people who support him. Take Mike Huckabee. Most remember Mike as an affable Christian conservative who always wore a smile even when he disagreed with you. He’s been on my show many times, and I always found him to be likable and quick-witted. But now that he’s on Team Treason he’s just another Republican whose former self has been consumed by the Orange Whale. Last month Mike tweeted a picture of MS-13 gang members with the line, “Nancy Pelosi introduces her campaign committee for the take back of the House.” Which is indistinguishable from a tweet from Stormfront.
And Mike’s not alone. There’s also Rudy Giuliani, who’s been so diminished he’s gone from America’s Mayor to a 29 percent approval rating. There’s Tucker Carlson, who’s gone from a mild-mannered establishment conservative to a Trump administration mouthpiece, whose show is designed to fire up the Republican base by focusing on the minor offenses of left-wing nobodies. It might as well be called “Fish in a Barrel with Tucker Carlson.”
Trump diminishes everyone. We are all worse off. But what special power does he have to turn accomplished Republicans into regular horrible people?