Comedian Bill Maher of HBO, a wealthy man who will most likely never experience economic hardship for as long as he lives, now actively hopes that people lose their jobs, having their lives completely upended by way of a recession so that President Trump loses the 2020 election.
Speaking on his show "Overtime" on Friday, Maher said that a recession would be "worth it" to prevent another four years of President Trump, reports Fox News. Even when business columnist Josh Barro reminded him of the damage recessions can inflict upon people, Maher refused to back down.
"I know, but it's worth it," Maher told Barro.
Will America actually hit a recession anytime soon? That actually depends, according to Barro, who told Maher that people have this misconception that recessions come in cycles as if they were a force of nature.
"Recessions don't come because they're due. Recessions come because there's some kind of overheating — something goes wrong in the economy," said Barro, noting that he only sees signs of a slowing economy, not a recession.
"The economy won't be as good going into the election next year probably as it has been this year or last year," said Barro.
Earlier that night, during his show "Real Time" on HBO, Maher also warned Democrats that they will hand the 2020 election to President Trump if they don't "come off less crazy." According to Maher, the only winning strategy is capitalizing on so-called "Trump fatigue."
"Fatigue is the best thing we've got going for us. The majority of Americans aren't tired of winning, they're tired of looking at his fat f---ing face!" Maher said on his show. "It's hard to beat an incumbent in a good economy. Every incumbent since FDR has won if they avoided a recession leading up to an election year and consumer confidence is sky-high. ... The voters that Democrats need to win, moderates who have Trump fatigue, will vote against a good economy, I think, just to get back to normalcy, but they won't trade it away for left-wing extremism."
"All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump — and, of course, they’re blowing it!" Maher continued. "Coming across as unserious people who are going to take away all your money so migrants from Honduras can go to college for free and get a major in 'America sucks.'"
Maher then turned his attention to Joe Biden, the supposed sane one of the whole bunch.
"He's like nondairy creamer," Maher said. "Nobody loves it, but in a jam, it gets the job done. It's the fatigue, stupid! Let's make it hard for Trump to play on voters' fears and let the fatigue win the election for us. We'll get to the revolution, but remember, put on your oxygen mask before assisting your child."
While that might sound well and good, Biden has done little to paint himself as the moderate in this 2020 race, from his support of taxpayer-funded abortions to his raising his hand in favor of giving illegal immigrants free health care during the first set of Democratic presidential debates.