Bill Maher calls political correctness 'a cancer on progressivism'

Source: The Hill | June 11, 2019 | Jessica Campisi

Comedian Bill Maher took aim at left-wing Democrats on Monday night, slamming them for political correctness that he called a “cancer on progressivism.”

While often taking Democrats’ side as a vocal critic of President Trump, Maher, who hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said in an appearance on CNN that Democrats “don’t help themselves a lot.”

The longtime political commentator pointed to backers of Trump who regularly cite that they like his lack of political correctness.

“The vast majority of liberals in this country hate it,” Maher said of political correctness. “They think political correctness has gone way too far. No one likes to be living on egg shells.”

Maher said that he goes after Democrats because they “need some tough love, and I’m not going to stop.”

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“When you talk to Trump supporters, they’re not blind to his myriad flaws, but one thing they always say he’s not politically correct. I don’t think you can overestimate how much people have been choking on political correctness and hate it,” Maher continued.

Former NBC and Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Tuesday responded to Maher’s remarks, tweeting that despite criticizing Maher “many times,” he’s “dead right about the pc police & their fake self-righteousness.”

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