You won’t believe who is coming to the support of President Trump. Last week, when liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow expressed hostility over Trump’s announcement that he would meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, this comedian came to Trump’s defense. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
First, back to Maddow. “Why has no other sitting president ever met with the leader of North Korea? You’d think this president would see that and learn from it.”
Of course, Maddow conveniently forgot that this was exactly what President Obama promised to do while running for president in 2007. In a debate, Obama was asked if he would “be willing to meet separately, without precondition,” with the Korean leader. Obama responded, “I would. And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment for them – which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this [Bush] administration – is ridiculous.”
But Obama never met with Kim, and relations between the North Koreans and United States have deteriorated ever since.
So, to Trump’s defense comes . . . Bill Maher.
A true Trump hater, Maher said on his HBO show last Friday that Trump’s plan has merit.
“I was watching all the cable news last night. All these liberals who are reflexively hating on this proposed the exact same thing in 2008 and they loved it.” Then he characterized Obama’s strategy against North Korea as “failed.”
Maher admitted that the pending meeting and conciliatory tone the North Korean leader has recently adopted may well be the result of Trump’s tough talk and sanctions. “If you hate Trump so much – and I do – you must admit this may actually be happening because of Trump. Because of his tough talk.”
Maher concluded, “Another stupid argument I heard on TV last night was, ‘Well, we’ll just be giving Kim the respect he and his family have always craved.’ Well, so what? It might actually work!”
So there you go. Bill Maher defending Donald Trump. Enjoy it while you can. A liberal late-night TV host offering sensible, unemotional commentary – we may not see this again in our lifetime.