During Friday’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, the host made a striking comparison between Republican candidates and the life-threatening diseases that have impacted thousands.

Maher likened Donald Trump to Ebola, the violent illness which frightened millions more than it reached. As for Cruz, Maher said that the creepy evangelical was just like the Zika virus because despite its seeming harmlessness, the true damage won’t be revealed for years.

“Donald Trump is like Ebola, he’ll violently kill you right away. Cruz is more like the Zika virus, we wont see the damage until future generations.”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com