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

HBO’s Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherBill Maher mocks 'woke' attitude at Olympics Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians profoundly stupid, unnecessary The steady erosion of Trump-hate is a growing problem for Team Biden MORE on Friday poked at President BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries FDA aims to give full approval to Pfizer vaccine by Labor Day: report Overnight Defense: Police officer killed in violence outside Pentagon | Biden officials back repeal of Iraq War authorization | NSC pushed to oversee 'Havana Syndrome' response 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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election 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 CruzUp next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet 228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade MORE (Texas) and Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertHouse GOP stages mask mandate protest House at war over Jan. 6 inquiry, mask mandate GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate 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 GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE-level,” referring to Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who has sparked backlash over various past remarks and conspiracy theories.