Liberal comedian Bill Maher said on his HBO show Friday night that some Bernie Sanders supporters will end up backing Donald Trump if the real estate billionaire becomes the GOP nominee for president.
Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway, who is supporting Trump challenger [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore], also agreed that some of the 74-year-old Sanders’ backers will support Trump in November.
“Some Bernie voters are going to vote for Trump,” Maher said during a panel discussion on his show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“Thank you. Absolutely,” said Conway, who runs a pro-Cruz super PAC. “Based on trade. Based on outsider, absolutely. No money in politics, same view.”
Trump has indicated that he will reach out to Sanders supporters in the event that Hillary Clinton takes the Democratic party nomination. Earlier on Friday, Clinton dismissed the notion that a sizable number of Sanders’ supporters — who skew young and progressive — will vote for Trump in November.
“I’m going to be very aggressive in…reaching out to Senator Sanders’s supporters, but we have so much more in common. And we have far more in common than they do with Donald Trump or any Republican,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Maher’s prediction was by no means an endorsement of Trump. Earlier in his show, Maher, a Sanders supporter himself, called Trump a “fucking bitch.”
“Tell me what is masculine about Donald Trump, because I don’t see it,” Maher said. I don’t see anything masculine about this guy, the most thin-skinned, erratic, non-logical, whiny person in the world.”