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Maher Translates How Republicans Hear Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Policies

PicMonkey Collage - SandersDuring tonight’s Real Time, Bill Maher presented a desk piece to the audience that addressed how Republicans largely despise the theme of “socialism”, while also defending certain elements that apply to America.

While discussing the positions held by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Maher brought up GOP support for Social Security and Medicare in order to demonstrate how certain people will pick and choose which socialist ideas to applaud or condemn. Maher rounded out his point by referencing Donald Trump‘s recent speech where he lit Sanders up for being a socialist, communist “maniac.”

“What happens,” Maher explained “is Bernie says something, and they hear something completely different.” As such, Maher decided to do something about this by taking Sanders’ talking points on several issues from the Democratic debate, and explain how the GOP re-interprets them as omens of America’s doom.

There’s plenty that could be said about this comparing and contrasting, but it’s way better to just watch the video above, via HBO.

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