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Explaining Jews to Iowans: HBO's 'Real Time' Makes Fake Bernie Sanders Ad

Ahead of tomorrow's Iowa Caucuses, Bill Maher made a mock ad to help explain Jews to rural America.

Image from Bernie Sanders presidential ad 'America.'
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Ahead of Monday's Iowa Caucuses, comedian Bill Maher made a mock ad for Bernie Sanders, to help explain to Iowans exactly what it means to be a Jew. Maher’s ad is based on Sanders' widely praised Simon and Garfunkel campaign ad, ‘America.’

The fake ad poses satirical, stereotype-driven questions Iowans might ask Sanders, including ‘did you come to take my baby’ and ‘are you rumpelstiltskin?’ The ad then lists famous Jews that Iowans may already be familiar with in order to dispel any misconceptions they may have. The list includes Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Portman - just to name a few.