“Real Time” host Bill Maher returned from vacation Friday night to defend US Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles after she withdrew from various competitions at the Tokyo Olympics, arguing that she was ” pushed to the edge of the abyss “.
“She’s not a coward. This woman has been pushed to the brink,” Maher said during her opening monologue. “It’s not her choice. We went as far as we could get her to go. And she had to give up.”
Later, during the panel discussion, Maher expressed how “pissed off” he was to see the Tories go after the gymnastics champion, citing Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA and radio host Buck Sexton. among his critics.
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“We ran this poor girl, this amazing machine, to leave her not permanently but temporarily down,” Maher said. “I mean, can you imagine the anxiety – those chair quarters sitting there with crumbs on their shirts watching someone twist and fly through the air and aim for a little gang? And he’s like ‘Hey , well, where’s your mental strength? ‘”
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He continued, “We pushed her to the ultimate limit. She sucked it in for as long as she could. Can you imagine the anxiety? I mean, how do you even sleep?”
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The HBO star later explained, “In a country now filled with snowflakes and whiners and rights holders, weak and bratty, she is none of that and never was. The exact opposite. I’m telling you, that was no choice. You’re pushing someone just this far. ”
The American superstar dropped out of the team final after seems to be weakening during the jumping competition, opening the door for the Russian athletic team to win gold for the first time in nearly three decades. She then withdrew from the individual events.
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