Maher on Biden's $6 trillion plans: 'Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall'

HBO’s Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherMaher on Biden's trillion plans: 'Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall' Hannity to interview Caitlyn Jenner following gubernatorial announcement Maher mocks Caitlyn Jenner over California governor bid MORE on Friday poked at President BidenJoe BidenCensus results show White House doubling down on failure Poll: Americans back new spending, tax hikes on wealthy, but remain wary of economic impact True immigration reform requires compromise from both sides of the aisle MORE's both enacted and proposed spending plans, which total roughly $6 trillion, joking that it was a good thing the U.S. "got Mexico to pay for that wall."

The liberal comedian and commentator used his monologue to weigh in on Biden's first speech to a joint session of Congress this week where the president outlined his proposals.

"He talked a lot about money, what we spent, what we’re gonna spend. $2 trillion he talked about that we’ve already spent for COVID relief and then another $2 trillion he wants for infrastructure then he’s got a 'Families Plan' — another $2 trillion,” Maher said on his show Friday.


“The entire federal budget is $4 trillion and this is on top of that. Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall,” Maher added, referring to former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE's vow that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall, an arrangement that never materialized.

Maher highlighted the size of Biden's proposed spending again by noting the coronavirus precautions taken for his address before Congress, which included mandatory mask wearing, attendance limits and social distancing.

"It was a lot like what we do here, except Joe's new rules cost $2 trillion each," he joked to his studio audience.

Biden said in his speech that one of the ways he will help pay for his plans is to make companies and wealthy individuals pay their “fair share” in taxes.

“I’m sure a lot of Americans are saying, you know what, if you put the Democrats in charge they spend all your money and if you put Trump in charge you get a disease,” Maher added later.


Despite the host's remarks about the cost of Biden’s plans, he likened the president's first 100 days in office to a “three-month juice cleanse” following the Trump era.

“I feel so much lighter. It is amazing how much Trump was in there,” he said.

The host included several jabs at other Republicans in his monologue as well, targeting GOP Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates Major corporations, business groups come out against Texas voting law Cornyn is most prolific tweeter in Congress so far in 2021 MORE (Texas) and Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertMaher on Biden's trillion plans: 'Thank God we got Mexico to pay for that wall' Democrats accuse GOP of new lows in culture wars Boebert takes out space blanket during Biden speech to draw attention to border surge MORE (Colo.), both of whom attended Biden's speech this week.

“The big question people had was should we stay six feet away from Ted Cruz or an additional six feet to the six feet we’ve normally been spending away,” Maher said.

He also called Boebert “a loon on a Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE-level,” referring to Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who has sparked backlash over various past remarks and conspiracy theories.