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Bill Maher stands by his call for recession: 'It is worth it' if people lose their jobs, homes to 'get rid of Trump'

'Talk about an elitist attitude'

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HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher doubled down on recent remarks Friday, saying he's "hoping for a recession" because "it would get rid of Trump."

"It is worth it," Maher, whose net worth is reportedly $100 million, said after guest Josh Barro pointed out that a recession would cause people to "lose their jobs and their homes."

"I have been hoping for a recession, people hate me for it, but it would get rid of Trump, so you shouldn't hate me for it," Maher said.

"That's bad, I mean, recessions are really bad. People lose their jobs and their homes and we shouldn't wish for that," Barro argued.

"I know. But it's worth it," Maher responded. "Yes, a recession would be very worth getting rid of Donald Trump. A recession would definitely knock him out of office."

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere talked about the left's all-consuming hatred for President Donald Trump and Maher's "elitist attitude" about the hardships of the American people.

"I can't imagine being on the air and saying I hope this economy falls apart," Glenn said. "Can you imagine if we were actively pushing for people losing their life savings, people losing their jobs, people losing their insurance and health care? The pain and suffering that goes on. I mean, you want to talk about an elitist attitude?"

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