Maher implored the press to go hard against Trump and to lose some of the lighter stories that receive coverage.
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“You have to win your respect back so Trump can’t say, ‘The people don’t believe you; you’re a joke,’” Maher said.
Maher also criticized members of the press for giving Trump such a platform during the 2016 presidential election.
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“You can be mad at me for 'giving a platform' to Milo, but Donald Trump is the apotheosis of the alt-right, and the media gave him the biggest platform ever,” Maher said. “They covered every rally like we put a game show on the moon. They made him look like he was president before he was.”
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Though he was critical of some coverage, Maher took time to praise several journalists, including Scott Pelley, Chuck Todd and George Stephanopoulos.