HBO’s Bill Maher, known for his major mishap this summer when he dropped the n-word on his program, interrogated Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed on evangelicals supporting President Trump.
The host claimed on Friday during”Real Time” that Trump “seems like the least Christian man ever.”
“Why do you think Trump’s support among the evangelicals is so solid?” Maher questioned, before going on to compare the president to Satan. “Because he does seem like the least Christian man ever. Trump, giant liar, Satan, father of lies. What about the thing that Jesus was sort of not really fond of egomaniacs, or rich people? Isn’t Donald Trump a rich egomaniac, who — you know, everything is about money and doing well and winners and losers?”
Despite Trump winning white evangelical voters with a huge margin in the 2016 election based on exit polls, Reed, the head of the president’s religious advisory board, defended Trump for keeping promises on religious issues.
One notable example of sticking by those promises is the successful nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“Every time he told me he was gonna do something, he did it. His word was his bond,” Reed said, whose influential non-profit has long supported Trump. “And let me give one example: He ran for president, and he released a list of 21 potential nominees to the Supreme Court. He was the first nominee of either party to do that. He said, ‘If you vote for me, I won’t choose someone like these 21, I will choose one of these 21.”
Maher was not buying it though: “You can’t deny he’s a giant liar. It just does not seem Christ-like, Ralph.”
However, in the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton, Trump captured 81 percent of the Evangelical vote, according to Pew Research. And the research likely holds merit, considering Trump apparently holds devoted bible sessions with his cabinet members once a week.
This isn’t the first time Maher has attempted to confront a conservative figure in support of Trump. In an interview with Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow last June, Maher fell short in attempting to debate the conservative intellectual.
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