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Television journalist Katie Couric is facing backlash for the comments she made on Bill Maher’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” about the former President, Donald Trump, and his supporters.

After Maher shared his concerns about Republicans in Congress not admitting to Trump’s loss in the election, Couric commented about some of the members of Congress following the “cult” of Trump and performing acts of collusion.

“Not only are they not conceding, Bill, but there are thoughts that there might have been some collusion among members of Congress, some are refusing to go through magnetometers or whatever you call them to check for weapons, they’re not wearing masks during the siege,” Couric told Bill Maher.

Couric shared her support for the House of Representatives’ second impeachment of Donald Trump, and said the GOP lawmakers need to be “deprogrammed.”

“I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten, but I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie,” Couric continued.

“And the question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?” 

Since the episode aired, Couric has received many negative responses on social media since she is famously known for her nonpartisan news reporting.

Podcast host, Kirstie Alley, took to Twitter with her thoughts on Couric’s opinions.

“Wow, @katiecouric, we’ve known each other for 35 years, but if U really think I need to be deprogrammed along with 80 million conservatives ur gonna need to organize massive deprogrammers. Curious who they would be. Shrinks or Nazis? I hear both were good at it, yet still failed,” Kirstie Alley said in a tweet.

White House Correspondent, Emerald Robinson, was also quick to respond to Couric’s thoughts about “deprogramming” Trump supporters.

“Katie Couric wants to discuss “deprogramming” Trump supporters because she does not want to discuss dining with infamous pedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his NYC mansion in 2010 – that’s a year AFTER Epstein got out of jail in Florida,” Robinson said in a tweet

Couric’s opinion about Donald Trump and his supporters has caused her to lose some of her supporters. She is known for her non-partisan journalism but that may be thwarted since her appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” 

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Written ByLauren Akabori

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