WATCH: Bill Maher Doubles Down on Bernie Endorsement: 'F*ck Yeah' He's Ready

The "Real Time" host cites Sanders' Iraq War vote as evidence he can be trusted.

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On Friday night's Real Time Bill Maher made his love of Bernie Sanders even clearer and more unequivocal than before, issuing his most enthusiastic endorsement of the Vermont Democratic Socialist yet.

“This is a year when anything can happen," Maher told his panel. "I heard a lot about ‘Donald Trump will never, Donald Trump will never,’ and then Donald Trump did everything they said he would never do. I think the rules are out the window until proven otherwise.”

MSNBC personality Alex Wagner went on to spout the conventional wisdom that Sanders was good on economics but Clinton was good on foreign policy, a nice-sounding but highly disputable assumption that Maher objected to.

When Wagner asked, "Seriously, do you think [Sanders] is at the level we need?" Maher fired back, "Fuck yeah! The guy who voted right on the Iraq War? Yes, I do."

This has been Sanders central claim—that judgment matters more than "experience," which he concedes Clinton has more of; but when it comes to issues of war and peace Sanders has been right more often than the former Secretary of State has.

Maher  joins former NAACP President Ben Jealous who also formally backed Sanders yesterday. 

Watch the clip below:

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