Liberal comedian and commentator Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher criticizes NFL for playing Black national anthem 9/11 sparked a surge in Islamophobia — for years, the media fed the flames Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards MORE said Friday that the Clintons need to "go away" for the 2020 presidential election.
“It seems like every few months, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE bubbles up again and people are like, ‘Oh, she’s thinking about running’ or she says something crazy,” the “Real Time” host said during his HBO show Friday night.
“The Clintons — they’ve gotta go away. I’m saying this now a year out,” he added. “They can’t be at the convention. ... I’m serious. She is one of the biggest vote-getters.”
Maher then repeated Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE's (I-Mich.) comment last week that Clinton is a “Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE asset,” adding, “She is.”
“And Bill is damaged goods,” Maher said of former President Clinton.
Maher’s comments come amid ongoing uncertainty over the Democratic presidential race with 100 days to go until the Iowa caucuses.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE has sat atop most polls of the crowded Democratic field, though Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) has challenged him for the lead in recent polling. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE (I-Vt.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership LGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg MORE have also rounded out top positions in national surveys.
Trump has clashed with multiple Democratic presidential hopefuls as they battle for an opportunity to face him in the general election next year.
The president suggested earlier this month that Hillary Clinton should enter the race to "try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren." The former secretary of State then sparked social media buzz with her response: “Don’t tempt me.”
Hillary Clinton has been making the rounds in recent weeks to promote her new book, while people in her orbit told The Hill this week that there is no truth to rumors circulated by Republicans that she is seeking a third White House bid.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election by winning 304 votes in the Electoral College compared to her 227, though she won nearly 3 million more ballots nationwide.