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Bill Maher Hopes for a ‘Crashing Economy’ to ‘Get Rid’ of Trump

As a key week begins for America, 'Real Time' host admits country is in financially good position — but he'd like that to change

Sigh. Just sigh.

“Real Time” host Bill Maher is hoping for a “crashing economy” in America as a way to “get rid” of President Donald Trump.

Admitting that the economy under the current president is good, Maher said over the weekend on his show that the “bottom could fall out at some point.”

“That’s my question — I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it, because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy,” Maher said, holding nothing back.

“So please, bring on the recession,” he added. “Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy.”

Maher, a millionaire, may be so disconnected from everyday Americans from coast to coast that he sits around and hopes for a recession — but many people have survived economic hard times in recent years and real struggle is fresh in their minds. To actually want families to have to endure difficult times again is despicable and shows just how myopic Maher’s view of America is right now.

People are free to like or dislike this president for their own reasons. Yet to dislike the chief executive to the point that one hopes the economy actually crashes and that millions of people struggle to survive means one needs to gain some very serious perspective.

PopZette editor Zachary Leeman can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.

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