Bill Maher roots for recession so that Trump loses in 2020
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Comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherMaher: Trump has made Syria 'more anti-American than Berkeley' Bill Maher offers Trump a check to leave office: 'You love money' Trump feuds with Susan Rice over Syria MORE on Friday said he "really" wished there was another economic recession, arguing such an event would ruin President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE's chances of winning reelection.

During a discussion on his show with panelists including former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), Maher said the U.S. could "survive" another recession but warned it would not withstand a second term of a Trump presidency.

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The exchange began with commentator Tom Nichols remarking about Trump's trade policies, saying "I'm not wishing for a recession, but if the farmers want to keep touching the hot stove."

“Well, you should be," Maher interjected. "Because that will definitely get him unelected."

"But Bill, you don’t really want a recession," shot back Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci to Mulvaney: 'Resign, go to confession' Scaramucci calls Trump a 'traitor' to the US Scaramucci: Trump is 'gone' and 'done' MORE, Trump's former White House communications director and a now occasional critic of the administration.

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

Maher also mockingly addressed Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Mulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes Megyn Kelly appearance on Fox News draws more than 4 million viewers MORE in the clip after Maher said he hoped for a recession, telling the Fox News host that he had no power to actually cause one.

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

Maher made similar comments last June on his show, at the time saying "bring on the recession" to get rid of the president.

"Sorry if that hurts people but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy," he said last year.