Bill Maher on chaotic Afghan withdrawal: 'Could it be more Trumpian?'

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"The adults are back in charge, the people who know what they're doing, the Democrats, and the pullout looks — I can't think of how it could've been any different if it was Trump," Maher said during a panel discussion on his show Friday.

"I mean, how could it be more f---ed up? How could it be more incompetent? How could it be more Trumpian? So what do I say to myself to get to sleep at night when the adults are back in charge and they f--- it up exactly as bad as Trump would?" he added.


The Taliban were able to take over in a matter of days after U.S. troops withdrew from the region, trapping thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies in the country.

“This country crashed faster than a condominium in Miami,” Maher said during his monologue, referring to the Surfside building collapse that left almost 100 people dead. 

Maher said he feels “bad” for President BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE because the withdrawal from Afghanistan seemed like an issue both Democrats and Republicans agreed on, with even Trump saying we needed to get out of the country. 

However, the withdrawal has led to sharp criticism of Biden for the way it was handled and the messy evacuation proceedings. 

The Taliban have set up a perimeter around Kabul’s airport and have been beating some U.S. citizens and Afghan allies who try to make it through.

“The Taliban want to shut down schools. They want to shut down bars, theaters. Oh wait, that’s California,” the liberal comedian said.