“Since half the country will believe an evil cartoon version of Hillary Clinton, no matter what she says or does, she has to embrace it,” the comedian said.
Maher claimed that “sweet grandma Hillary” would have done fine in 2008.
But in 2016, and with the rise of reality TV personality Donald Trump as the GOP’s presidential candidate, he said the voters are not in the mood for “steady as she goes.”
“They are pitch fork angry and they don’t want America’s nicest grandma,” Maher said. “They want the wolf with bits of grandma in its teeth.”
Maher went on to claim that people were now more likely to vote for “a ruthless mafia boss who will protect their frightened souls” — which was exactly why Clinton had to “own” the insults “and run as the Notorious H.R.C.”
Check it out in the clip above.