During Friday night’s Real Time, Bill Maher and his panel skewered Donald Trump and the newly-emerging approach from his campaign to have him change his personality to be more appealing for a general election fight.
The panel made up of author Charles Cooke, Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes, and CNN’s Van Jones discussed how the Trump Train recently hired — then promoted — Paul Manafort, a “real establishment” sort of guy according to Stahl. As the Trump campaign has advanced forward in the 2016 cycle, the issues of his personal character and perception have threatened general election success.
“They’re trying to tell the [Republican] party that he’s going to change, that they’re gonna ‘fix’ his personality… he can’t do that. How’s he gonna change his personality?” asked Stahl.
“He doesn’t have to,” opined Maher, before mocking the candidate by comparing him to the dichotomous Andrew Dice Clay who can switch identities as he sees fit. “Sometimes he goes ‘I’m done being Andrew. I’m Dice now.’ And then Trump puts on the leather jacket: ‘Hey, hickory dickery dock / a Mexican went up the fucking clock!'” he said ribbing Trump.
Watch the above video from HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
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