Three women — ages 41, 55 and 64 — share their secrets to better health and longevity

For an increasing number of women over 40, age really is just a number.

It may not be possible to stop the passage of time — but certain healthy habits can help slow down biological age, experts say.

“As we age, our abilities to perform certain physical and cognitive tasks decline, while our risks for disease and ultimately death increase,” Chris Mirabile, CEO and founder of NOVOS, a longevity supplements company in New York, told Fox News Digital.

“Although these changes are correlated with chronological age, biological age is a more accurate predictor, because it looks at individuals and how well – or poorly – they are aging.”

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If a 40-year-old woman has a biological age of 35, it implies that she is biologically in the same place as an average 35-year-old, Mirabile said – which means a significant reduction in risk for disease and death, plus an increased capacity for activities associated with a high quality of life.

For Women’s Health Month, three mothers at three different stages of life shared how they are defying age through simple lifestyle practices and interventions.

The women all participated in a six-month-long trial of NOVOS Core and Boost, supplements that are designed to slow down the aging process. Over the course of the study, they took three epigenetic tests, which analyzed DNA via a small blood sample to measure their “pace of aging.”

Lil Eskey, 41, is a stay-at-home mom and former fitness instructor in Phoenix, Arizona.

Growing up, she frequently had allergies and a constant sore throat. 

“The way that my mom handled it was to put me on antibiotics so many times when I was a kid,” she told Fox News Digital. 

“I also had gut issues most of my life, so my path into health and wellness stemmed from trying to figure out what was going on with my body.”

Prioritizing her sleep is the biggest thing Eskey does for her health, she told Fox News Digital. 

“Good sleep is so underrated,” she said.

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“Having a consistent bedtime and wake-up time is so important for overall wellness. Everything works so much better when you’re well-rested, including any stressors in your life or anything going on with the mind.”

Eskey also tries to incorporate movement into her life wherever possible. 

“When my son goes to preschool, I pull him on a bike trailer. The same goes for anything that’s a few miles away, like grocery shopping.”

After dinner, the family often goes out on bike rides or jumps on the trampoline. 

“We do anything to make it fun,” she said.

When it comes to mental health, Eskey has made the decision not to use social media.

“I hear about anything that’s super important, and I’ll check the news occasionally to see what information I need, but to me, social media just seems like an additional stressor on the body,” she said. 

Eskey and her family often experiment with different health practices, she said. 

“I listen to different podcasts on health and fitness to hear about new science or new ideas, and then we’ll test it out to see what works,” she said. 

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“For example, I realized I feel way better when I have a couple of hours between having my last meal and going to bed.”

She’s also experimented with using a continuous glucose monitor to track her blood sugar.

“We’re always just doing different experimental things to see what makes the biggest change,” Eskey said.

She has also been using anti-aging supplements from NOVOS. During the course of the study, Eskey’s biological pace of aging was reduced from .99 to .77.

“The time we’re here on this earth doesn’t always have to reflect the cumulative stress on our bodies. Rather, it’s stress that causes aging,” she said. 

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“It’s more important now than ever, with all the toxins and stressors we’re facing.”

Maintaining a more youthful energy level is important to Eskey, as she is still raising young children, she said.

“The biggest thing is being able to keep up with my kids and be totally active,” she said. 

“When my kids want to play at the park, it’s important to me that I’m not just sitting on the bench watching them. I want to be completely present for my kids and maintain a level of energy and vitality in life.”

A recruiter who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, Julie Gibson Clark said she focuses on seven key areas to help slow down biological aging.

The first is movement, both strength and cardio. “I focus on full-body strength training twice per week and a mix of zone 2 and Vo2Max training the rest of the week,” she told Fox News Digital.

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In her diet, Clark focuses heavily on veggies.

“I mix cooked greens and veggies, about 1 pound total every day,” she said. “I started small (about 4 ounces) and added about 1 ounce per week.”

Clark also prioritizes 90 to 100 grams of healthy protein each day: a mix of vegan protein, collagen and healthy, pasture-raised meats and eggs.

Sleep is also a big priority for Clark. “It’s hard to perform well at anything without proper sleep,” she told Fox News Digital.

Saunas and cold showers are another part of Clark’s regular routine. “This is my natural antidepressant and helps with focus during the day,” she said. “For anyone struggling with low mood or stressful times, I highly recommend trying this.”

Clark also began meditating in 2019, which she described as “a game-changer for stress and sleep.” 

“Twenty minutes every afternoon improves my sleep and allows me to recalibrate stress levels during the day,” she said.

Clark also takes NOVOS supplements, which she credits with increasing her energy levels and slowing her pace of aging by 8%, according to the study results.

“I like to think of longevity practices like a braid with three strands — exercise, eating right and prioritizing sleep,” she told Fox News Digital. “And there’s an extra colorful strand in there: supplements. Each of these works together to help the others.”

She added, “When you start moving, you’ll likely be more motivated to eat well, and your sleep will be better. When you sleep, it’s easier to stay on track with your diet and fitness plans. They all work together.”

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Clark said she adheres to the motto, “It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years.”

“I want all the years I have to be full of mobility, vibrance and vitality.”

A writer and grandmother of 11 in Mesa, Arizona, Amy Hardison has always had consistent health and exercise habits.

“I have exercised aerobically an hour a day, six days a week for 50 years and have rarely missed a day,” she told Fox News Digital. 

“I always listen to an audiobook while exercising, making it even more fun.”

Hardison’s favorite exercises include swimming and working out on the elliptical. 

“I love working out at home — other people love going to a gym and having a trainer. Do whatever works for you and then do it consistently,” she advised.

Regarding nutrition and exercise, Hardison’s philosophy is to find something you love that you can stick with long-term. 

“Some people totally cut out sugar from their diet, often because they tend to eat too much once they start,” she said. “Others, like me, eat small amounts each day.”

Hardison had never been into vitamins and supplements until she got involved in the NOVOS study.

“I really liked that the study included bloodwork at the beginning, middle and end of the year-long trial,” she said. 

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“My bloodwork revealed that at the beginning of the study, I was aging at .86 biological years for every chronological year.  At the end of the study, I was aging at .74. That is compelling empirical data.”

Although Hardison does what she can to stay physically healthy and mentally sharp, she acknowledges that there is a limit to what she can control. 

“There is even a limit to how much I am willing to invest in longevity,” she said. “Life is to be lived and enjoyed.”

“Aging will take you places you have never been,” Hardison continued. 

“There is so much to learn and experience. Embrace the normal and natural decline with humor and perspective. Thank your body for taking you on the journey.”

Melanie Avalon, health influencer, entrepreneur and host of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast and “The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast,” agreed that women can take proactive steps to slow their pace of aging.

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“The ever-growing online bloodwork and genetic platforms allow women access to personal data, providing a deeper view of their aging on a cellular level, including monitoring their biological age, which may differ from their chronological age,” she told Fox News Digital. 

“Women can then make dietary and lifestyle choices to optimize these markers.”

One of the biggest issues aging women experience is restless sleep, often characterized by tossing, turning and hot flashes, according to Avalon.

“Women can implement a ‘sleep sanctuary’ to best support a restorative night, including sticking to a consistent wind-down routine and sleep schedule, in a cool, dark environment,” she advised.

Using a cooling mattress, avoiding late-night blue light exposure, and finding the optimal sleep position are some ways women can achieve better sleep quality, Avalon advised.

“Women often dread the perimenopausal years for their seemingly inevitable rollercoaster of hormonal issues,” Avalon said.

“Women can support healthy hormonal levels and natural transitions into the menopausal years by nourishing their bodies with micronutrient-rich whole foods, getting ample sleep, addressing stress levels, and reducing their exposure to toxins.”

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For some women, hormone replacement therapy may be an option.

“Many women may find that the benefits outweigh the risks,” Avalon noted.

Maintaining muscle mass is crucial for healthy aging, according to Avalon. 

“Declines in muscle mass and strength are intrinsically tied to mortality, playing a causative role in falls and metabolic issues,” she said. 

“Aging typically leads to reduced muscle protein synthesis,” Avalon noted.

“Women should pay careful attention to getting ample protein as they age, with a particular focus on the amino acid leucine, which stimulates muscle protein synthesis.” 

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Aging women should aim for a gram of protein per pound of body weight, Avalon recommended. 

“Women can also engage in strength training to further support muscle growth and maintenance,” she added.

“Aging women should embrace the agency to take their health into their own hands,” Avalon said.

She recommends working with conventional doctors to regularly check key health metrics, such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and bone density, along with other markers of disease.

Poor glycemic control is linked to a myriad of degenerative diseases, from prediabetes and diabetes to cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline, according to Avalon. 

“Aging women can implement an unprocessed, whole-food-based diet, low to moderate in carbs, depending on their tolerance,” she said. 

Women can also opt to wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to monitor their blood sugar levels.

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Ben Affleck skips Jennifer Lopez premiere after launching Hollywood love tour amid split rumors

Ben Affleck skipped Jennifer Lopez’s “Atlas” movie premiere in Los Angeles Monday night as split rumors continue to swirl.

Lopez was seen wearing her wedding band solo on The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood’s red carpet. Jennifer looked stunning in a white tube top, floor-length black skirt and her hair pulled back in a tight bun. She accessorized with a statement necklace and earrings. 

After 47 days of not being seen together, including Jennifer’s big night at the Met Gala earlier this month, the couple attended an event on May 16 together to support their children. According to People magazine, Jennifer and Ben arrived separately, but were both wearing their wedding rings at the event.

Then on Sunday, the A-list couple was photographed, shining bright smiles together in a car driving in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Conti, a celebrity matchmaker, told Fox News Digital that although the split rumors are just rumors, “the past is usually the best predictor of the future when it comes to relationships.”

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“The first time they got together, back in 2002, they broke things off 2 years later, in 2004, after a failed engagement. We are right around that 2 year mark for the couple this time around, give or take a few months, so it does make sense that similar issues would resurface, and they could hit a breaking point at the 2-year mark,” she continued. 

“When a couple breaks up and then gets back together, it is essential that they deep dive into their past issues, process them together (ideally with a therapist), and then develop a plan of action if the issues resurface or reoccur.”

Conti shared that the “honeymoon phase” that many couples experience tends to fade around the 2-year mark in the relationship.

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“This is where a couple enters into a new phase in their relationship where love becomes a choice, and more effort needs to be made in order for it to be sustained,” she explained. “It is clear that they are both putting in effort to make the relationship work.” 

Alessandra explained that celebrity couples are very similar to a non-famous relationship. The relationship expert shared that every relationship has its ups-and-downs and Ben and Jen’s just happens to be in the public eye.

“Typically, in non-famous couples, it is normal to have issues that need to be worked through throughout all stages of a relationship, and incredibly common for a woman to seek out relationship advice through social media, like Jen “liking” a relationship post,” Conti said. “This does not indicate that a relationship is in utter turmoil; on the contrary, it is evidence that celebrities really are “just like us” when it comes to love and relationships, and are merely trying to navigate the complexities of sustaining a healthy long-term partnership.”

Before Monday night’s premiere, a source told Page Six that Affleck had “come to his senses” about his marriage to Lopez.

“If there was a way to divorce on grounds of temporary insanity, he would,” the source continued. “He feels like the last two years was just a fever dream, and he’s come to his senses now and understands there is just no way this is going to work.”

Lopez and Affleck were last photographed together holding hands in New York City on March 30. 

A source close to Ben told Fox News Digital, “People around Ben are being really tight-lipped about what’s going on in his personal life, but something definitely seems to be up. There were projects they were trying to figure out ways to work on together and recently those talks have stopped.”

Another source confirmed, “Jennifer and Ben have been trying to work together for a really long time. She wanted to find ways to have him be involved in her upcoming tour and new music.”

A third source on Jennifer’s side told Fox News Digital, “Jennifer and Ben were getting into fights before they got married over little, silly things.”

Another source added, “They’ve had fights about differences of opinions on raising their kids. They have very different parenting styles.” 

Sources also spoke to People magazine on Monday about why there is a strain in the couple’s marriage, which includes their differing approaches to media attention. 

“They just have very different approaches when it comes to media attention. Ben hates all attention and it makes him very uncomfortable. Jennifer has always had a different approach,” a source told the outlet.

An insider in the film industry said that Affleck has “always been impressed” by his wife’s success and work ethic during her multi-decade career, but “always sharing her life is not his way.”

The source added, “Even though he admires that about her, it doesn’t make him happy and causes stress in his life and then in hers. There is no question their different styles clash.”

Reps for Affleck and Lopez did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Lenna Marsak, a relationship coach and therapist, called on spectators to be “kind” after the “On The Floor” singer liked her post about unhealthy relationships. 

The post, which was published March 19, states, “You cannot build a healthy relationship with someone who … lacks integrity and emotional safety … doesn’t respect your time/ doesn’t think it’s important to call/text back in a respectable time frame … lack effective communication skills … doesn’t know who they are or what they want.”

“Please be kind to Jennifer Lopez because she’s a human being. I do not know if they’re getting divorced,” Marsak said in an Instagram Story video. “I hope not, but yeah, please.”

Last Thursday, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that “Jen and Ben are having issues in their marriage. They started having issues a few months ago as Jen had started ramping up work commitments and prepping for her tour. Jen is very focused on work. They are on two completely different pages most of the time.”

However, that same day, Lopez was photographed arriving at a dance studio in L.A. wearing her wedding ring.

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Throughout their love journey over the years, Lopez and Affleck – who originally broke up ahead of their 2003 wedding, but reconnected and got married in July 2022 – have battled many relationship woes. 

In her 2024 documentary “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” Lopez got candid about calling off her engagement to the Oscar award-winning actor over 20 years ago. 

“Ben and I, we broke up three days before our wedding,” Lopez revealed. “We just crumbled under the pressure. I think we all go along thinking like, ‘I’m doing OK. I’ve been through these things.’ If you’re like me, you just shake it off and put your best foot forward and just do your thing.”

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Affleck spoke further about learning to compromise. 

“Getting back together, I said, ‘Listen, one of the things I don’t want is a relationship on social media,'” he said in the documentary. “And then I sort of realized it’s not a fair thing to ask. It’s sort of like you’re going to marry a boat captain and you go, ‘Well, I don’t like the water.’ We’re just two people with kind of different approaches trying to learn to compromise.”

Earlier this month, Lopez hit the Met Gala solo after Affleck’s “unhinged” rant at Tom Brady’s roast the night before, causing more stir online. 

Affleck’s filming schedule forced him to skip the star-studded charity event celebrating the opening of the 2024 Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Affleck is filming “The Accountant 2” in Los Angeles, a representative for the actor told Fox News Digital.

As for Lopez’s plans this summer? She’s hoping to bring her two children, 16-year-old twins Max and Emme, on her “This Is Me…Live” tour. 

“I feel like this is the last time that I’ll get to do something like this with them,” she said during an appearance on “Good Morning America” last week. “They’re 16, and next time they’re gonna be like, ‘No, mom.'”

“I’m going to use the last little bit of force I have on them to be like, ‘You have to come at least for a little while,'” she added. “Hopefully they’ll acquiesce to that.”

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Veepstakes verve: Contenders create media boomlets with leaks and manipulation

The leak-fueled orchestration by Republicans who are either openly or quietly running for vice president is a classic cabaret of media and political intrigue.

Virtually every significant name on the mythical “short list” – which essentially exists in Donald Trump’s head – has undergone a boomlet in the press, fed by the potential veep or by surrogates.

The Trump campaign is bemused by the spectacle, and happy to let the auditions play out. Indeed, in some cases Trump wants these tryouts. They range from joint speaking appearances to network interviews to showing up at the hush money trial to defend the indicted former president (for just about anyone who seeks the prize).

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Journalists, meanwhile, have nothing else to cover (other than indulging in six weeks of speculation until the first debate). So they have created the closest thing to a horse race and are susceptible to whispers about the ostensible fluctuations among the aspirants.

The leaks aren’t coming from the Trump team. Its members are well aware that different strategists and allies are promoting certain names. But they don’t really care what the motivation is as long as they fight for Trump.

The former president’s camp believes everyone is getting along, as opposed to cutting each other down, producing a team spirit. The outlook is that many of those that don’t get the nod will wind up with Cabinet posts or other administration jobs.

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Tim Scott has been publicly seeking the nomination since his own presidential campaign quickly imploded. But Trump has sounded dismissive, saying the Senate’s only black Republican does a better job advocating for him than for himself but is a “high-quality person.” He’s accusing Joe Biden of pandering to blacks, but his mild-mannered approach may be a detriment. 

Still, the senator is included near the top of every media list.

Doug Burgum is the obscure North Dakota governor and tech entrepreneur whose presidential campaign vanished without a trace. But wait – here comes word that Trump likes him!

Washington Post: “Trump’s allies have discussed Burgum as a potential vice-presidential candidate, even as they caution that the list remains long.”

Wall Street Journal: “Rich, Loyal and Good Looking: Why Little-Known Doug Burgum Is in Trump’s VP Mix.”

Yahoo: “Doug Burgum has emerged unexpectedly as a top choice to serve as former President Trump’s running mate.”

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Marco Rubio, who lost to Trump in 2016, got his moment after doing well at a donor event.

NBC: “Sen. Marco Rubio is moving up the list of former President Donald Trump’s potential vice presidential picks, according to six people familiar with the presumptive Republican nominee’s search for a running mate.”

Financial Times: “Marco Rubio has emerged as a favorite of donors to become Donald Trump’s running mate, as the former president looks for candidates who can widen his appeal and help fund his White House campaign and legal bills.”

A major complication: The Constitution bars running mates from being from the same state. But the Florida senator has suggested he’d move out of state.

J.D. Vance, the Ohio senator drew major media notice when he went to the Trump trial last week and denounced chief accuser Michael Cohen.

The Hill: “Vance Challenges Scott for Top Spot on Trump VP Shortlist.”

New York Times: “J.D. Vance, in the Mix to Be Trump’s Running Mate, Denounces Witness.”

Washington Post: “J.D. Vance, from Never Trumper to Running Mate Contender.”

But when Vance was just an author, in 2016, he warned Christian voters about Trump, “When we apologize for this man, Lord help us.”

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Trump has noted that Vance once “said some bad s*** about me.” But he has been known to forgive past critics, such as Ted Cruz and the man he once dubbed “Little Marco.”

The height of absurdity came when Axios reported that Nikki Haley, who has not endorsed Trump two months after dropping out as his last opponent, was under active consideration as his running mate.

The next day came a Truth Social post: “Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well!”

That lasted long.

The Sunday shows this week became a prime battleground for those either competing in the veepstakes or imagining they are contenders.

Elise Stefanik was on “Fox News Sunday,” where host Shannon Bream asked about her saying in a 2015 radio interview that Trump was “insulting to women.”

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“It’s a disgrace that you would quote The New York Times with nameless, faceless false sources,” the congresswoman shot back.

Bream pressed again as things got heated: Did she say those words or not?

“I said the statement that the Democrats leaked out in 2016, that that was insulting,” Stefanik said, stressing that she backed Trump in that election.

Vance was on “Face the Nation,” where he made the obligatory statement, as they all do, that Trump hasn’t discussed the veepship with him. “It’s all about getting him elected president. I actually don’t care that much who the vice president is because Trump’s ultimately going to govern,” Vance said.

Rubio had a heated, high-decibel interview on “Meet the Press,” where host Kristen Welker asked: “Will you accept the election results of 2024, no matter what happens, Senator?”

“No matter what happens? No. If it’s an unfair election, I think it’s going to be contested by either side.”

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When Walker pointed out that the senator had voted to certify the 2020 election, the senator reeled off some unsubstantiated claims: “I think what undermines people’s confidence in the election is when you have places like Wisconsin with over 500 illegal dropbox locations, when you have places like Georgia where liberal groups are [paying] people, $10 a per vote. You couldn’t even talk about it on social media. They would deplatform you.”

Rubio said the Democrats have “opposed every Republican victory since 2000,” Welker said those candidates, including Hillary Clinton, conceded the elections. 

Which brings us to Ben Carson. He’s been virtually invisible since Trump left office, but NBC reported a few days ago that the former HUD secretary “has emerged as a strong option,” while keeping his distance from the spectacle. Carson suddenly showed up on “State of the Union.”emerged as a strong option.

In an extraordinarily low-key performance, Carson said that “President Trump does not like to surround himself with ‘yes’ people,” adding that he agrees abortion should be decided by the states.

Carson said there had been no running mate discussions but that he would “love to” debate Kamala Harris.

Now Trump would not be the first presidential nominee to allow an unrealistic name to be floated to flatter that person or please a constituency group. And it doesn’t take much to get the press to bite.

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This whole thing is starting to resemble an “Apprentice” contest.

But since Trump has made clear he won’t make an announcement until just before the convention – why ruin the suspense? – this won’t be decided for two more months.

One other factor: Does Trump pick a running mate who won’t be a candidate in four years, and therefore poses no risk of upstaging him? Or does he pick someone who immediately starts running to succeed him?

One thing is clear: As Trump has told me and others, the pick ultimately doesn’t matter because people don’t vote for vice president, it’s all about the top of the ticket.

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Bill Maher, Gutfeld clash over Trump on Fox News: ‘We agree on some things’ but not ‘the most important thing’

“Gutfeld!” host Greg Gutfeld and “Real Time” host Bill Maher had a combative exchange about former President Trump, specifically over whether the presumptive Republican nominee would concede the upcoming election if he lost.

Maher agreed with the thesis of Gutfeld’s opening monologue Monday about the importance of conversations with those across the aisle and pointed out that while he and Gutfeld “agree on some things,” they aren’t “exactly aligned on the most important thing.”

“Trump is someone who does not concede elections. It’s the most important thing,” Maher said on “Gutfeld!” on Fox News. “You don’t seem to see it that way. That’s the most important thing that’s going on in this country. He didn’t concede the last election. He’s not going to concede this election.”

“You don’t know that!” Gutfeld interjected. “You don’t see into the future, Bill.”

“Yeah, I did,” Maher shot back. “Because I was the only one who was talking about that way back when. And everybody said, ‘Oh, you smoke too much pot.’ Turned out I smoked just the right amount.”

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Maher was referencing his outspoken prediction that President Trump would refuse to leave office willingly, long before Trump refused to accept the results of the 2020 election.

“Can you really picture this guy going, ‘You know what, I lost. That’s it,'” Maher asked. 

“He did- he left!” Gutfeld responded. 

“He left because he had to leave,” Maher doubled down.  

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“Yes, but that’s how it works,” Gutfeld said. “Do you think he’s gonna, like, board up the White House, pull a ‘Straw Dogs’ with Dustin Hoffman?”

“Well, last time, he thought other Republicans would back him up,” Maher responded. “When he called that guy in Georgia and said I need 11,000 votes, I want you to find-“

“He said ‘find,’ he didn’t say ‘create,’” Gutfeld stressed. 

“Well, that’s the same thing,” Maher pushed back, to which Gutfeld replied “No, it’s not.”

Maher, who is out with his new book “What This Comedian Said Will Shock You,” later told Gutfeld it’s “bothering” him that Trump appears to be winning the 2024 election because “he’s an insurrectionist who doesn’t believe in democracy” and “he’s also insane and a criminal.”

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However, the liberal comedian did make a concession about Trump’s youthfulness in comparison to President Biden after Gutfeld showed a clip of Trump joking around with the crowd at a recent campaign event.

“But I gotta say what works for him like when you use the clip you just showed. I mean look, he’s almost the same age as Biden. But Biden presents as old. Ancient. That does not look old. He does not present as old,” Maher said. “He’s like [the rock band] KISS. He puts on the wig and the face paint, and it’s 1976 all over again.”

The HBO host wrapped up his comments by saying while he and Gutfeld “can’t pretend that these disagreements aren’t profound,” “we can also be friends.”

“I can’t hate you. I’ve said it a billion times. You can hate Trump, you can’t hate all the people who like him. It’s half the country,” Maher said. “I’m certainly not blind to Donald Trump’s fault. I get it why people choose to vote for him. You know, somebody who’s conservative once said to me ‘What you don’t get, you liberals don’t get about Trump is that we don’t like it either. We just see him as a bulwark against the nonsense on the left.’ And I understand that because there is a lot of nonsense on the left and that’s in my book, too.”

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JESSE WATTERS: Trump just became a victim

Jesse Watters discusses Michael Cohen admitting he stole money from the Trump Organization because his bonus was not high enough on “Jesse Watters Primetime.”

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JESSE WATTERS: It only took 19 days, but we finally have a crime in the Trump trial. Michael Cohen, not only a liar – today we found out he’s a thief. 

Alvin Bragg’s star witness in another gruesome day of cross-examination, confessed to larceny, admitting he stole $60,000 from his old boss. Quote: “You stole from the Trump Organization, correct?” With Cohen responding with a “yes, sir.” As former President Donald Trump stared on, shaking his head, even CNN heads were shaking. 

What do you think Bragg’s doing? Trump’s in a conspiracy with a guy stealing his money. Trump just became a victim. That’s how the jury sees it. Michael Cohen falsified invoices to the Trump Organization, stiffed contractors, pocketed the difference, and paid the contractors 20 grand in cash in a brown paper bag. MSNBC couldn’t believe it. 

When asked why he stole from Trump, Cohen said he was angry that his bonus wasn’t bigger and considered taking the money almost like self-help. Cohen saw Trump’s cash as free samples, pieces of cheese with toothpicks at them in the supermarket where he could just help himself. But MSNBC redefined the word “stealing” – “rebalancing” the bonus you think you deserve.

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