Bill Maher Performs During New York Comedy Festival at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
UPDATED 2:05 PM PT – Saturday, April 17, 2021
Liberal talk show host Bill Maher admitted Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has handled the pandemic better than blue states. On Friday, Maher took aim at Democrats by saying they have greatly exaggerated the dangers of COVID-19.
The liberal host cited a study that showed nearly 90 percent of the United States’ media coverage was negative. He added, this resulted in Democrats being misinformed about the pandemic while leaving viewers with an exaggerated view of the risks associated with it.
“The [Florida] governor is also a voracious consumer of the scientific literature and maybe that is why he protected his most vulnerable population, the elderly, way better than did the governor of New York,” Maher stated. “Those are just facts.”
Maher also went on to commend Texas after COVID-19 infection rates declined as the state lifted its pandemic restrictions.