As soon as former interim Democrat National Committee chair Donna Brazile walked onto the stage of “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night, she greeted him with a profane term that would’ve raised eyebrows in some settings.
“Hey, mother f****r,” she said as she hugged him on stage before taking her seat. Maher gushed that he was so glad she felt free enough on HBO to call him that.
Turning to the audience, Brazile said, “I just called him a bad mother f*****r.”
“I’ve been waitin’ to use that term on television for 15 years,” she raved, adding, “You’re one BAD one too.”
Maher brought up her book, saying he noticed she “took a lot of crap” for criticizing her own party. Brazile said it was just “tough love” because “we gotta win.”
The two celebrated the “blue wave” of Democratic wins in multiple elections on Tuesday, and Brazile noted that in Virginia, 33 percent of all voters were people of color, and said, “If we continue this trend, we’re going to see a blue wave all across America.”
Referring to Brazile’s book which revealed that Hillary Clinton’s campaign took control of the DNC and “rigged” the primary election in Clinton’s favor, against her opponent, Bernie Sanders, Maher suggested that it doesn’t matter if the election was rigged.
“Can we put the Bernie-Hillary thing aside? That great divide?” Maher asked. “I mean, that’s what all the controversy was with your book, that the elections — the primaries —were rigged,” he continued.
“And, you know, it doesn’t matter, first of all, now. It’s over,” Maher said. “And also, the policy differences between the Bernie folks and the Hillary folks were really small to begin with.”
“As chair of the Democratic Party, I felt a responsibility to tell my story. I became chair because the party was hacked, the country was hacked,” she said.
Watch the interview below: