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Maher: GOP Got Trump When They ‘Made a Faustian Deal With the Racist Devil Years Ago’

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.54.49 PMTonight, Bill Maher used his show to talk about the “existential crisis” the GOP is going through now that Donald Trump is gaining more and more traction.

“I almost feel bad for them… except I really don’t because they brought it on themselves. They made a Faustian deal with the racist devil years ago and now those chickens are coming home to roost.”

Maher said that when high-ranking members of the GOP denounce Trump’s behavior, they are ignoring their own past of pushing for voter I.D. laws or siding with the cops who shoot unarmed black men.

Author and commentator Matt Lewis pushed back, saying that plenty in the party “reject this stuff.”

Maher wasn’t here for that, challenging him to say that that “stuff” had never been a part of the party. Ari Shapiro jumped in to say that those aspects had always been present, but this week in politics blew them wide apart, all thanks to Trump.

Watch the whole GOP smackdown above.

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