Bill Maher thinks that 2020 Democratic candidates are 'blowing it' - and he'd begrudgingly accept Joe Biden as his next president.
"All the Democrats have to do to win is to come off less crazy than Trump, and, of course, they’re blowing it. 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 said On Friday's broadcast of HBO's "Real Time."
"Now, do I want Biden to be president? Not really. But Biden’s the only Democrat who beats Trump in Ohio. He’s like non-dairy creamer. Nobody loves it, but in a jam, it gets the job done," Maher added.
Maher also slammed 2020 Democrats for heaping criticism on former President Obama - mocking the candidates for saying the ex-president who remains highly popular with Democrats "is not woke enough."
"The Democratic candidates went after the president hard. Unfortunately, the president was Obama. … The guy with the 97% approval rating among the Democrats, his shit is not woke enough now. Trump saw that, he called Putin. He said, I got this one," joked Maher.
Maher wishes for recession
During the guest segment of the show, Maher - who makes $6 million per year and has an estimated net worth of $100 million, revived his 2018 wish for an economic collapse in order to unseat President Trump.
"I’ve been hoping for a recession – people hate me for it – but it would get rid of Trump," said Maher - to which New York Magazine business columnist Josh Barro replied: "Recessions are really bad. People lose their jobs and homes and we shouldn’t wish for it."
"I know. It's worth it," said Maher.
Bill Maher: “I’ve been hoping for a recession – people hate me for it – but it would get rid of Trump.”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 3, 2019
Josh Barro: “Recessions are really bad. People lose their jobs and homes and we shouldn’t wish for it.”
Maher: “I know. It’s worth it.” pic.twitter.com/Ysc2LhHbs2
Maher, of course, would hardly be affected if the economy crashed - unlike tens of millions of low and medium income Americans whose lives would be immeasurably worse his dreams come true.