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Frank Luntz Battles Maher Over the GOP: You’re Demonizing Because It’s ‘Good for a Laugh’

luntz maherGOP pollster Frank Luntz really set Bill Maher off tonight when he attacked the host for cracking jokes instead of engaging in serious discussion.

Luntz kept insisting that Donald Trump is doing well, and Maher said that’s only the case “because people like you elect Republicans!” Luntz told Maher he doesn’t know the facts and is just zinging him because it’s “good for a laugh.”

But then Luntz started to get a little more personal and go after Maher as an elitist who doesn’t care about the frustrations of the people who film his show and clean up his studio.

Maher kept pushing back and saying it’s amusing how someone who works at Fox would talk so much about division, but Luntz accused him of “trying to demonize” for a laugh.

Maher frustratedly told him that if anyone’s demonizing, it’s him for invalidating every single point Maher was trying to make through the prism of “you’re just a comedian.”

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