Maher stands by recession remarks: 'Very worth' getting rid of Trump

Comedian Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherTrump rips Bill Maher as 'exhausted, gaunt and weak' Bill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Bari Weiss rips cancel culture as 'social murder' on Bill Maher show MORE on Friday continued his calls for another economic recession, claiming it would tank President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE's shot at reelection in 2020 and be "very worth" ending his policies.

Speaking with a panel with political consultant Rick Wilson and journalists Betsy Woodruff and Carl Hulse, Maher dismissed criticism from people who “get mad” at rooting for a recession, singling out Fox News's Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityQAnon supporter in Georgia heads into tight GOP runoff Sunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans MORE in particular and noting “I do not have this power.”

“I’m just saying we can survive a recession. We've had 47 of them. We've had one every time there's a Republican president,” Maher declared. “They don’t last forever. You know what lasts forever? Wiping out species!”

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Maher and his panel criticized the Trump administration’s announcement on Monday that it would push to roll back protections for endangered species and allow for economic factors to be weighed before adding animals to the list.

The "Real Time" host blasted Trump over the move, calling the rollback “what any evil villain would do.”

Maher finished his show of support for a recession by declaring, “Yes, a recession would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump and these kinds of policies.”

Last week, Maher told his audience that he "really" wished there was another economic recession, arguing such an event would ruin Trump's chances of winning reelection.

Maher also 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 then.