Tim Pool Calls Out Bill Maher's 2019 Comments 'Wishing' for Recession

Nick Kangadis | April 14, 2022
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It’s fine to agree with someone you typically disagree with and on a multitude of topics. But just remember that there’s a reason you typically disagree with these people.

While “Real Time with Bill Maher” host Bill Maher occasionally says things that conservatives can relate to or generally agree with, he has said many inflammatory things over just the past few years that would lump him in with a typical Hollywood leftist.

Maher is better than most in Hollyweird, but that’s not saying much these days.

That’s why it was refreshing to see political podcast personality Tim Pool call out Maher for a specific past comment — not in a ‘got ya’ kind of way, but in a ‘wait a minute’ way.

Pool pointed to a 2019 quote from Maher in which he said that he “really” wanted a recession to happen so that then-President Donald Trump wouldn’t get re-elected.

It happened on his show and guest Anthony Scaramucci, a vocal Trump critic, said that Maher surely didn’t “really want a recession.”

Related: Ex-NYT Writer Rails on COVID Narratives to Bill Maher: It's a 'Catastrophic Moral Crime'

“I really do,” Maher said. “We have survived many recessions. We can’t survive another Donald Trump term.”

The Hill noted at the time that Maher even called out Fox News host Sean Hannity concerning his hope of having a recession just to oust Hannity’s “lord and savior, Donald J. Trump.”

“Sean, if you’re watching, I’m not a genie. I can’t make it happen. I’m just wishing it,” Maher said. “If it happens, it will be because of your lord and savior, Donald J. Trump.”

Maher also said that the options at the time were either to “root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”

Well Billy boy, you got both. You happy now?

For his part, Pool called out the hypocrisy of “liberal comedians” who are now finding some kind of new audience because they finally realize that people are tired of the leftist shtick.

“There are many left or liberal comedians who rooted for destruction of this country and regular people’s lives so that they could get some kind of political victory,” Pool said on Wednesday.

For Pool’s full comments and breakdown on the financial downturn of the U.S., watch below: