During an episode of his show “Real Time,” Democrat comedian Bill Maher predicted that President Joe Biden will lose his 2024 re-election bid because he is “too old.”
Maher, who has recently begun speaking out against the Democrat Party’s move to the far left, made the remarks while speaking with former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Donna Brazile about the 2024 presidential election.
The comedian began the discussion by citing recent comments from Democratic strategist David Axelrod, who pondered whether the 80-year-old president should drop out of the 2024 race because he may lose to his Republican challenger due to a variety of factors — especially his advanced age.
“The greatest concern is that his biggest liability is the one thing he can’t change,” Axelrod wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Among all the unpredictables there is one thing that is sure: the age arrow only points in one direction.”
The greatest concern is that his biggest liability is the one thing he can't change. Among all the unpredictables there is one thing that is sure: the age arrow only points in one direction.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 5, 2023
“What do you think of prominent Democrats like David Axelrod calling for Biden to, quote, ‘get out or get going’? Get out or get going?” Maher asked Brazile.
“Look, people think that Joe Biden is perhaps too old,” the former DNC chairwoman responded. “They’re right. Don’t spill the water or something might come out of it. You know, everyone ages differently. You know, so, Betty White lived to be 99. Mick Jagger is still twisting his a—.”
Maher then pointed out that he had previously made a case against ageism, but argued that the issue needs to be considered on a “case by case basis.” However, he did say that he believes Biden can “do the job,” but he doesn’t believe he can win the election.
“But for that argument to have teeth at all, you also have to be the person who can go, ‘Yeah, but this is the case,’” the comedian said. “And I’ve said it before. Do I think Joe Biden can do the job? Absolutely. I don’t think he can win the job. And that’s what I care about. He’s going to lose. Because the people think he’s too old. And perception is reality. I’m sorry.”
👀 Now Even Bill Maher is Throwing in the Towel on Biden’s 2024 Run
“I don’t think he can win the job and that’s what I care about. He’s going to lose.” pic.twitter.com/9zVXi37ld2
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) November 18, 2023