Just 105 days into Donald Trump’s presidency, Bill Maher is already looking for his replacement — and wonders if Ohio Gov. John Kasich is interested.
The Republican stopped by Maher’s HBO show “Real Time” to promote his new book “Two Paths: America Divided Or United” and found they were of like minds on everything from health care to medical marijuana. “Everything you say sounds so reasonable, but you said it as a candidate last time and it didn’t fly,” Maher pointed out. “The guy who’s not very reasonable kicked your ass, let’s be honest.”
Kasich nodded in agreement.
“Let’s say two years down the road, I can see a scenario where he’s in a lot of trouble… because he’s an idiot,” Maher continued. “There could be a foreign affair disaster; he doesn’t know anything about that. Russia could explode in his face. People could be dying from his health care. I could see a challenge in the Republican Party for 2020. Would you be up for that?”
The predominantly liberal audience burst into cheers of approval.
“I’m going to finish my term in 18 months as the governor of our state, pull the state together and get it to do better and better and better. That’s what I’m all about — giving everybody a shot. And then I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Kasich answered. “What is it I’m supposed to do in my lifetime to build a better world or build a better community or whatever? So I can’t tell you what that’s going to be. I’m not going to be plotting and scheming.”
What he said he is going to do, however, is hope President Trump unites the country.
“I’m rooting for [Trump] to do well for the same reason I root for a pilot on my airplane to do well. He’s the president,” Kasich smiled.
Maher added with a laugh, “But he’s not Sully.”
Watch the interview above.