Ann Coulter is one of the most hated women in the world on the left side of the political aisle, but one liberal, whom she can call a “true and loyal friend” is the unlikely Bill Maher.
Maher has been a frequent critic of conservatives and Republicans, groups that Coulter serves as the poster child for, but apparently they have a good enough friendship for her to appear on his HBO show, Real Time.
She also recently stood up for the outspoken liberal Democrat on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
While she continued to disagree with Bill Maher’s politics, she did use those four words above to describe him. When pressed, she stood her ground.
Hannity said this of Maher.
“It seems like he’s more angry, more bitter, more liberal, more hateful,” Hannity said, while noting that he didn’t want to “spend a lot of time on him because he gets too much attention.”
Ann Coulter cut in with the reply, “from you!” and then joked that “you want me to have no other friends than you, Sean Hannity.”
“I obviously don’t believe in his politics, I like him, he’s a true and loyal friend, he always has been” she said, plus, “he bought me dinner, so I’m not going to say anything bad about it… I’m easy. I’m a cheap date.”
“You’re the only person I know who goes on his show,” Hannity scolded.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Ann Coulter found herself on Sean Hannity’s “bad side.” Take this case of her defending Alec Baldwin and (kind of) Martin Bashir.
Of course, Bill Maher doesn’t exactly think highly of Hannity or Coulter’s ideas either. He once said of fellow liberal Michael Bloomberg’s “soda ban” that it made him want to “join the tea party and marry Ann Coulter, and that’s not where I want to be.”
Also, the recent appearance that has Hannity up in arms was met with much disagreement, especially when the pair dueled on immigration reform.
Even so, Maher offered a cordial introduction and approached her in a friendlier than expected manner. There does appear to be a true friendship here, and some of Maher’s recent conservative views, particularly on radical Islam, are certainly helping that along.
It brings up an interesting question. If you are hardcore conservative or hardcore liberal, do you have any friends with opposing views? Who is the Ann Coulter (or Bill Maher) in your life? Sound off in the comments section.
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