Maher and Rogan battle over whether Trump or Biden is worse: Comedian says Donald is ‘crazy and criminal’ as podcast king says ‘there is something noticeably wrong’ with president Joe
- Joe Rogan and Bill Maher debated whether former President Donald Trump or current President Joe Biden was worse
- Maher and Rogan both agreed on The Joe Rogan Experience that neither likely 2024 candidate was a particularly good option
- Rogan said that Biden was ‘mentally compromised’ and Maher argued Trump was ‘crazy’ and ‘stupid
Maher and Rogan both agreed on The Joe Rogan Experience that neither likely 2024 candidate was a particularly good option, they became combative when arguing over who was worse.
Rogan said that the 80-year-old Biden – America’s oldest president in history – was ‘mentally compromised.’
The Club Random host then responded: ‘As if other guy isn’t?’
The MMA commentator attempted to reason that America’s second-oldest president ‘speaks much clearer.’
‘[Trump] might be crazy. He might be a sociopath. It still doesn’t take away from the fact there’s something wrong with Biden,’ Rogan added. ‘He makes up words. He stumbles through things.’
‘He doesn’t seem to know where he is half the time. That’s my problem with him.’
Maher felt that Rogan should lower his standards for Biden when compared to former President Trump.
‘We’re living in a world where ‘perfect’ is not on the menu,’ Maher said. ‘These are the choices.’
Maher even admitted that Trump ‘looks and sounds a lot more hearty and robust. He’s a city roach, the worse things he eats, the stronger he gets. You cannot kill him.’
Rogan said that Trump was ‘the only [president] who didn’t noticeably age.’
‘No, we did,’ retorted Maher, causing both to laugh.
Maher tried to argue that Trump was both ‘crazy’ and ‘stupid.’
‘And crazy and stupid are two different things … stupid is ‘Frederick Douglass is alive’ or ‘the stealth bomber is literally invisible,’ Maher said.
‘Crazy is ‘it’s important that the crowd at my inauguration was the biggest ever, and I’m going to make an issue of this for the first two weeks of my presidency despite photographic evidence of the contrary.’ Or ‘I’m going to steal these documents, and I’m going put them next to the toilet at Mar-A-Lago, and I’m going to fight you to take them back.’
‘Or ‘I’m not conceding the election.’ Those are crazy … he’s also a criminal.’
The two also battled over which of the two presidents lied more, with Rogan saying his biggest problem with Biden was ‘he lies a lot.’
Maher responded: ‘Well, certainly not more than Trump.’
‘They both lie,’ Rogan said. ‘I don’t think comparing [Biden] to Trump does anybody any good.’
‘They’re running against each other, so it’s necessary,’ Maher said.
Maher than reasoned that he agreed ‘Joe Biden is not a great president,’ he continued to say that ‘you can’t really believe [Trump] is not worse than Biden.’
‘And the Hunter Biden stuff is a stinky scandal that stinks to the high heaven. But if you think that it compares to what Trump tried to do, then you just cannot tell unlike things apart.’
Maher spent part of his appearance slamming woke progressives again – this time arguing they are not like ‘colorblind’ liberals, and instead have a fixation on race that is comparable to that of the KKK.
He argued that, while liberals like former democratic presidents Barack Obama and John F Kennedy aim to to not see race at all, today’s progressives are extremists who are obsessed with identity.
‘[Wokes] believe race is first and foremost the thing you should always see everywhere, which I find interesting because that used to be the position of the Ku Klux Klan.’
The comedian has time on his hands amid the writers’ strike, which prompted his HBO show Real Time to go on an unplanned hiatus for all of May and June before the planned July break in filming.
He is yet to return to the studio, as the strike continues.