Comedian Bill Maher was asked in a recent interview why he finds Republican hopeful Ted Cruz "scarier than Trump" — and he delivered a blunt answer.
The liberal HBO "Real Time" host told The Daily Beast that Cruz's "high intelligence in the service of evil" should worry the American people.
"It’s one thing to have evil people who aren’t that bright! There’s a reason why everyone hates Ted Cruz," he said.
Maher continued, "There’s a reason why the big question about Ted Cruz is always, 'When he shaves in the morning, how does he avoid spitting in the mirror?' To think of this guy being the president of the United States, this ambition and love of power combined with being on the wrong side of every issue, it’s a very scary prospect.
In his interview, Maher also said the Tea Party movement was entirely born from racism against President Barack Obama.
"Born, bred, and raised from racism," he told The Daily Beast. "Of course. There’s a number of things that prove it, but Obama has mostly completed their agenda. He cut taxes on 98 percent of Americans. He cut the deficit by two-thirds. He reduced the size of government, which is something that Bush and Reagan never did. And yet they still hate him. What could it be?"
"I am always racking my brain! Is it because he’s skinny?" Maher sarcastically asked. "What could it be! That’s of course what it is. There was no Tea Party during Bush despite the financial collapse, the bailout of the banks, the bailout of the automobile industry—all of this 'socialist money' out the window, the thing that they supposedly hate, and yet no movement of concerned white taxpayers sprouting up. But suddenly, a month after Count Chocula takes office, they break out the three-cornered hat!"
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