HBO host Bill Maher said Friday that he is “hoping for” an economic collapse because that is the only way the president’s opponents can “get rid of Trump.”
Maher first asked guest Shermichael Singleton to asses the current economy under President Trump.
“It is going well,” Singleton answered. “For now.”
“Thank you, that’s my question,” Maher added. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it.”
“I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”
The economy appears to be improving under President Trump despite his ongoing trade war with both China and U.S. allies.
Earlier in June, the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, a 50-year low.