"Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday night examined the road ahead for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to receive a major U.S. party's presidential nomination, as she prepares to face the egoistic wrath of Republican nominee Donald Trump in a general election.
"This year, the voters are not in the mood for steady as she goes," Maher said, arguing Clinton needs to fight fire with fire with respect to Trump. "They're pitchfork angry and they don't want America's nicest grandma. They want the wolf with bits of grandma in its teeth."
Contrasting Hillary's sterile approach to campaigning with her opponent's off-the-cuff ratings machine, Maher admitted, "I cannot make my brain work like a Trump voter."
"I just don't get how Trump has been able to convince so many people that even though he's a lying, cheating, conniving scumbag, that's why we should vote for him because he's gonna use all that on our enemies," he said. "Sure, he's a scumbag, but he's our scumbag."
Clinton attacked Trump in her acceptance speech Thursday night, at one point telling the audience, "Don't believe anyone who says, ‘I alone can fix it'" — in reference to her opponent's acceptance speech one week prior.
"So if America thinks it can only be safe right now with a power-addicted sociopath, that could be good for Hillary because that's what Republicans keep saying she is," Maher added. "So why not go for the best — the Notorious H.R.C.?"