Bill Maher told Jake Tapper during an interview Tuesday that he doesn’t think there will be another female presidential candidate “anytime soon.”
The host of CNN’s “The Lead” asked Maher about Hillary Clinton’s assertions that misogyny played a role in her electoral defeat, which Maher agreed with.
“I think we thought we were further along on the woman issue than we are, and I don’t think we are,” Maher explained. “I mean, there’s something like 80 countries who have had a woman leader…somehow we lag behind that.”
“Let’s see next time when there’s another woman put up for president,” Maher continued. “I don’t know when that’s gonna happen. It doesn’t look like anytime soon.”
Tapper interjected to float Elizabeth Warren as a potential contender for that role.
Maher mentioned several names of Democrats he hopes will run in 2020, all of which were men, but said the most important thing for the Democrats is to learn from their mistakes.
“Have a message,” he advised. “‘At least we’re not crazy’ didn’t work.”