Bill Maher, host of “Real Time,” closed his show by making a plea to President Joe Biden not to seek reelection, suggesting that Biden’s decision to run again would do great damage to the Democratic Party and the country. Maher predicted that Biden would lose to former President Donald Trump in the 2024 election if he ran for a second term.
Maher compared Biden to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who refused to step down during the Obama presidency, which eventually led to a conservative majority on the Supreme Court when she was replaced by a Trump appointee.
He argued that while Biden may be capable of doing the job of president, he should not run for reelection, citing his age and recent verbal gaffes as reasons. Maher suggested that voters perceive Biden as too old for the job and that Trump, despite being close in age, appears more robust.
Maher made a direct plea to Biden, urging him to recognize that he has already served his country nobly and that it’s time to let someone else take over. He suggested that a new Democratic nominee would shift the dynamic and position the Democrats as the party of the future, while Trump would be seen as a tired retread.
Overall, Maher’s plea was for Biden to step aside and make way for a new Democratic candidate in the 2024 presidential election.