“Maher Attributes Trump’s Poll Surge to San Francisco Clean-Up”
On the recent episode of ‘Real Time,’ host Bill Maher criticized the Democratic party, suggesting that Donald Trump’s lead in the polls is a result of the party’s policies, particularly the sudden clean-up of San Francisco ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.
“San Francisco Clean-Up Sparks Political Commentary”
Maher discussed the clean-up effort in San Francisco during the show, highlighting the historic decline of the city and the notable efforts to address issues like homelessness and crime just before the visit of a world leader.
He pointed out the potential impact of such actions on public perception and political standings.
“Maher’s Theory on Trump’s Popularity”
During a conversation with panelists Donna Brazile and Adam Kinzinger, Maher proposed a theory for Trump’s success, stating, “This, to me, is why Trump is winning.” He emphasized Trump’s messaging on addressing urban challenges and suggested that the Democrats’ ability to control the situation temporarily, as seen in San Francisco, may contribute to Trump’s appeal.
“Democrats Urged to Address City Issues”
Maher questioned the Democrats’ ability to maintain control and urged them to consider making the temporary clean-up efforts permanent.
He emphasized the potential impact of the perception of cities being out of control on public opinion and Trump’s messaging resonating with voters concerned about urban issues.
“Guests Discuss City Management and Biden’s Viability”
Guests Donna Brazile and Adam Kinzinger joined the discussion, with Brazile agreeing with Maher’s point about the temporary clean-up and emphasizing the need for sustainable solutions, particularly addressing homelessness and affordable housing.
Kinzinger expressed concerns about the Democrats’ image and the perceived danger posed by Republicans.
“Biden’s Viability Questioned”
Maher, later in the interview, questioned Joe Biden’s viability as a candidate, citing his age and speculation about his capabilities.
He expressed doubt about Biden’s ability to win the job despite acknowledging his capability to do it. Brazile countered, highlighting Biden’s historical wins and emphasizing the unpredictability of political outcomes.**