“I like him, he’s a nice guy, but he’s another in my basket of f—ing idiots,” Maher said on Real Time. Silverman, who guested on Friday’s episode, echoed that statement before laying into the so-called Bernie Bros. “I voted, and I believe you did, in 2000 for Ralph Nader. But this is not that kind of time,” she told the host. “He wasn’t an idiot, but he also wasn’t gonna win. We wanted to vote with our conscience. It was a mistake.”
Silverman denounced the boisterous Bernie supporters during the Democratic National Convention earlier this year.” Can I just say to the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people, you’re being ridiculous,” she said on stage.
“There’s no one more Bernie than me,” she assured the host. “I’m so inspired everyday by Bernie Sanders. The good news is, people who change the world are almost never the president. So we don’t have him for four years, we have him forever. Is that so bad to settle for?”
But to the “Bernie or Bust” voters, here’s what she had to say: “Bernie needs an ally in office, that’s why I don’t understand these ‘Bernie or Bust’ people. You know? I don’t know what their long game is. I don’t know what their perfect dream scenario is. Earnestly I’m asking, or am I being obtuse? But it seems it’d be good to have an ally in office.”
Of course, she didn’t leave Trump unscathed: “Trump is the product of a long tradition of pointing at other people and accusing them of doing what you’re doing.”
Watch Silverman’s appearance on Real Time in the video above.