Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw appeared on “Real Time” with host Bill Maher to discuss President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and to promote his new book Fortitude.
Maher is known for being an outspoken critic of Republicans, especially President Trump. He went after Crenshaw for his support for Trump and what he called Trump’s “pass-the-buck, lie, finger-point, and shirk-responsibility” approach.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who gained pop-culture acclaim as the butt of a controversial ‘Saturday Night Live’ joke, fired back with a simple question:
‘When people make these accusations, I have to ask them: Is the goal to make Trump look bad or is the goal to get to the truth? Because there are two separate sets of answers for that.’
Maher also asked Crenshaw, as a member of the military, how he could possibly support a president who has shown he’s fully incapable of handling the coronavirus pandemic.
“You know, I would say I support the country, and the president’s success is certainly tied in the success of the country,” Crenshaw answered. “I support his policy agenda, when I disagree with his policy agenda I openly disagree with it.”
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KUDOS to Dan Crenshaw —One on one with Bill Maher— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) April 19, 2020
One of the Best takedown of Maher
No fake applause to drown out the truth ..Great job!!!
It’s hard seeing Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) not running for president on day. Will do any media outlet, which stems from confidence in himself and his worldview. Possesses likability, authenticity and pragmatism. Save the tweet.— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) April 19, 2020