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Maher: ‘Concentration Camp’ Argument Not Helping Dems

June 24, 2019

Friday on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher criticized the Democrat election strategy, stating that if you “run a campaign based on reparations and concentration camps,” which is how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled U.S. border detention centers, “then it’s going to be very hard to win the election.”

“Maybe they fit that definition technically,” Maher said of the loaded term “concentration camp,” “but there are certain words that we just associate with something truly at the ultimate end of horrendous…

“[I]f you want to run a campaign based on reparations and concentration camps, if that’s what — then it’s going to be very hard to win the election. I’m not saying you can’t do it, but it would be very hard to argue that this is helping,” he added.

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