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

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.”

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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