Bill Maher ended his talk show Friday night by settling the debate over which Republican presidential candidate is less awful, saying he would rather see Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the White House than businessman Donald Trump.
The “Real Time” host said it was a hard choice between two candidates who were like Mussolini and Joe McCarthy, but said in the end that Mr. Cruz might be our worst president, but Mr. Trump might be our last, Mediaite reported.
“Donald Trump is like Ebola. He’ll violently kill you right away,” Mr. Maher said. “Cruz is more like the Zika virus, we won’t see the damage until future generations.”
Mr. Maher also called Mr. Trump “the most thin-skinned person in human history,” saying he overreacts to the smallest slights, “whereas Ted Cruz is immune to insults because he’s had to live in a world where everyone, everywhere hates him.”
He said he chose Mr. Cruz because Mr. Trump is a “lunatic” who might make people disappear.
“What does he do on day one? Send Megyn Kelly to Guantanamo Bay?” Mr. Maher asked, referencing Mr. Trump’s ongoing feud with the Fox News anchor.
Mr. Maher finished the segment by washing his mouth with bleach and throwing on a hat with the slogan, “Better Ted Than Dead.”