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Maher to DeGrasse Tyson: Republicans Don't Like You Because You're Black

Maher to DeGrasse Tyson: Republicans Don't Like You Because You're Black

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Friday on HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher told popular scientist and host of the Fox network’s “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey” Neil DeGrasse Tyson that Republicans don’t like him because he is black.

Maher, holding up a critical National Review magazine cover story on Tyson, told him, “I think the reason they don’t like you is you’re a scientist, and a black one, who’s smarter then they are, so you know it’s terrible. It’s like Obama, a black person taking a white persons job, by being better at it. How dare he.”

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Tyson said he felt the negative critique stemmed from political demographics, saying, “There appears to be some jealousy that the nerd set, the geek set, tends to vote democrat and I think they want some of those geeks, that’s my sense.”

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