HBO's 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 declared Friday night that he's "very nervous" about Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE's chances against President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE with the election less than nine weeks away.
The "Real Time" host told MSNBC's Joy Reid on the network's new prime-time program that he felt the same concern in 2016.
"I don't know if this stuff works, but it might," Maher said on "The ReidOut" regarding the production of the Republican National Convention, which wrapped up on Thursday night. Reid had noted that the convention was "smoothly produced."
"I am feeling less confident about this. Maybe it's just their convention bump got to me, but I'm feeling less confident than I was a month ago," Maher said.
"I feel very nervous, the same way I did four years ago at this time," he added later.
President Trump responded to a tweet from the program's official Twitter feed quoting Maher's nervousness about the election.
"Leading in Michigan, leading in Minnesota, leading all over. Sorry!" Trump wrote to his more than 85 million followers.
Leading in Michigan, leading in Minnesota, leading all over. Sorry! https://t.co/VPgviJjKfk— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2020
Recent polls have shown a tightening race between Biden and Trump in key battleground states, with the former vice president leading Trump by just 3 points in the RealClearPolitics index of major polls.
The president is slated to visit Louisiana on Saturday after Hurricane Laura killed 14 people and caused widespread damage this past week.