“Real Time” host Bill Maher doubled Friday Friday because of his desire that the US economy should end up in a recession hoping to block a second term for President Trump – telling his panel of guests that all the problems are “very worthwhile” ” to be.
“I have been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession and that people get mad at me,” said Maher, a multi-millionaire who would probably be well isolated from a financial downturn.
“I’m just saying we can survive a recession,” he continued. “We’ve had 47. We’ve had one every time there is a Republican president! They don’t last forever, you know what’s going on forever? Exterminate species!”
The HBO star then pointed to a UN report that warned how many species of plants and animals were threatened with extinction and went to destroy the Trump government for reversing regulations from the Nixon-era Endangered Species Act “as any evil villain would do “
“So yes, a recession would be very worthwhile to get rid of Donald Trump and this kind of policy,” Maher repeated. “A recession would certainly knock him out of office.”
Earlier this month, Maher revived his argument for a recession and found an ally in NBC News correspondent Richard Engel during a panel discussion last week.
“Short-term pain may be better than long-term destruction of the constitution,” Engel argued.
“Right!” Maher replied. “Thank you very much.”