Bill Maher Calls Ted Cruz 'Scarier Than Donald Trump'

Trump should not take this as an endorsement.

Bill Maher didn't bite his tongue (big surprise!) when talking to The Daily Beast about the current state of American politics.

"Ted Cruz is scarier than Donald Trump," he said in an interview published Thursday. "Because I think Donald Trump, despite some of the crazy things he says and some of the disgusting things he says, he also says some things that a liberal can love."

In comparison, the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" lambasted the Republican senator from Texas.

"It's high intelligence in the service of evil. It's one thing to have evil people who aren’t that bright! There's a reason why everyone hates Ted Cruz," he said. "To think of this guy being the president of the United States, this ambition and love of power combined with being on the wrong side of every issue, it's a very scary prospect."

Maher also expressed doubts on whether Trump's recent positions on a number of issues are sincere, describing the reality TV star as essentially a "liberal" before he announced his presidential candidacy.

"The big one for me that is troubling is seeing him throw in with the Republican rank and file on global warming being a hoax, but he's very easily swayed by celebrity," Maher said. "I think if we sent Leonardo DiCaprio over to Trump Tower on a secret mission, we could get him to believe global warming is real."

While Trump is still the front-runner for the Republican nomination, Cruz has seen major polling gains in Iowa, the first state to vote.

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