HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher got a healthy dose of “back atcha” from former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway during a segment on the comedian’s Friday evening show.

Maher and Bloomberg reporter Joshua Green were claiming that Trump will “never leave” the White House if re-elected in 2024, while conveniently forgetting that he left without incident in 2020. Maher then jumped in with, “He hasn’t conceded the 2020 election yet. What do you mean, ‘how?’ You make it sound like it’s a crazy idea. He has not conceded the one he did lose.”

Conway was ready. “I’ll concede it,” she replied. “We know Biden is the president presiding over 20 percent increases in gas and groceries, presiding over 22 percent increases in health care, 36 percent in car insurance. I mean, people can’t afford the natural accouterments of an adult life, which is why young people have abandoned Biden. So it’s very clear Donald Trump is not the president.”

In another part of the conversation, Maher critiqued Biden’s multi-billion-dollar plans for student loan forgiveness, drawing parallels to ongoing pro-Palestine protests at colleges. Green countered by highlighting that student loan forgiveness isn’t a primary concern for younger voters. Maher responded by pointing out that Trump is gaining support among young voters.

“Trump is winning the youth vote, by I think 11 points,” Maher said in reference to a recent CNN poll. “I’m astounded by that.”

When questioned about the reasons behind Biden’s stagnant poll numbers, Green suggested that the media should provide more favorable coverage of him and shift attention towards matters such as Trump’s legal proceedings.

“If you turn on your TV today, you see young people protesting, angry, fighting with cops. What you don’t see is Donald Trump in a criminal trial. What you don’t see is, you know, one of his blue-chip vice-presidential candidates murdered a dog a week ago and is two weeks into talking about that story. All of these stories that could potentially be damaging for Republicans and help Joe Biden have fallen by the wayside because all of the attention is on these protesters,” Green said, going on to claim that Biden was elected to quell the “chaos” of Trump’s presidency.

Conway once again pivoted to the fac that Americans, particularly younger Americans, are struggling in Biden’s economy. “When are young people, whether they’re single or married, ever going to be able to afford their first home? Get on with the accouterments of adult life. This economy is hurting them.”


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