Bill Maher is willing to go to just about any lengths to rid the U.S. of President Donald Trump — including economic collapse.
“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it,” Maher said on the Friday edition of HBO’s “Real Time.”
“Because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession,” he said. “Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”
The HBO host and longtime critic of Trump made his remarks after noting, “This economy is going pretty well.”
Maher’s guest and political analyst Shermichael Singleton acknowledged, “It is going well — for now.”
Another Maher guest, MSNBC commentator John Heilemann, also argued that Trump’s tariffs against foreign allies could “screw up a good economy” — and called out the president for sending mixed messages.
“You watch Trump’s rhetoric, he stands up there and says, ‘Lowest unemployment ever, African Americans doing great, we’re all doing fantastic…'” Heilemann said. “But also, ‘It’s a disaster! We’ve got to change everything! America’s getting robbed blind by the foreigners!'”
Video: @BillMaher: “One way you get rid of @realDonaldTrump is a crashing economy, so please bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or lose your democracy.” #RealTime #TTT pic.twitter.com/wSd6jNYueC
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) June 9, 2018
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Comedian Bill Maher has made a career of saying things that could come back to haunt him, both on his former ABC show "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" and on his current HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher." Though Maher prides himself on being politically incorrect, there have been plenty of times he's said offensive things that got him into hot water. Here's a look at some of them.