Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was right when she said today that misogyny played a role in her losing the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump.
Partial transcript as follows:
TAPPER: When Hillary Clinton was asked at the event if misogyny played a role in her loss, she said yes. Do you agree?
MAHER: Of course, absolutely. I think we learned a lot about this country, and we’re learning more about what with what goes on at Fox News every day.
TAPPER: That is a pretty remarkable turn of events, but I think that that’s about a misogynistic culture in corporate American and not just a few bad apples I’m guessing?
MAHER: Not just corporate culture. you know, I think race is more on the surface and people talk about it and there are movements like Black Lives Matter and I’m glad there are, but I think we thought we were further along on the woman issue then I think we. There’s something like 80 countries who have had a woman leader. Pakistan has had a woman leader, but not the United States of us. Somehow we lag behind that. And a lot of people would say I would vote for that woman but I didn’t want to the vote for that one. Well, let’s see next time when there’s another woman put up for president. I don’t know when that’s going to happen. It doesn’t look like anytime soon.
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