Bill Maher says Biden isn't mentally 'that different' than before, insists he's 'actually better'

On Friday’sOvertimesegment on YouTube, Maher read a viewer question directed to former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, who was asked who was going to be the Democratic candidate in 2024. Brazile responded by pointing to the president’s previous remarks asserting he intends to seek a second term.

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He’s not going to be worried about running-he’s going to be worried about walking in two years,” comedian Adam Carolla quipped. “He can’t run now.

That’s ageist,” Maher reacted after chuckling.

It’s ageist, but you’re allowed to be ageist if the guy’s the pilot of an airplane that you’re in, reg?” Carolla doubled down.

President Biden speaks after exiting a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus in Washington, op Donderdag, Jan.. 13, 2022. (Fotograaf: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

President Biden speaks after exiting a meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus in Washington, op Donderdag, Jan.. 13, 2022. (Fotograaf: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Maher stoot terug, accusing Carolla of pushing aself-fulfilling prophecy.

Lot’s of people have it in their interest that he is gonna act senile and- ek bedoel, everybody who is on-camera that much is gonna make some gaffes,” Maher gesê. And let’s be honest, he was a gaffe machine when he was forty!”

Hy gaan voort, “He’s actually better! He makes less gaffes now- probably because he’s aware of it more, and he’s president, but I just don’t see this that he is that different than he was 10, 20 jare terug.”

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When Carolla floated a Michelle Obama candidacy, Maher conceded “natuurlik” she’d be a stronger nominee than Biden but both Maher and Brazile insistedshe’s not running.

And I don’t blame her,” Maher gesê. “They put in their time for eight years. They paid the price… They served the country.

"Ware tyd" gasheer Bill Maher.

“Ware tyd” gasheer Bill Maher. (HBO)

What wasn’t mentioned during Maher’s panel discussion was that President Biden has officially gone over 100 days since doing an interview with a media outlet, the last being his pre-Super Bowl sit-down with NBC News.

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Following Maher’s show, Biden made international headlines during his overseas trip to Asia when he was asked if the U.S. was willing toget involved militarily to defend Taiwanfrom China, which he replied “ja.” The White House then walked his comments back, saying U.S. beleid “has not changedand that it would provide Taiwanthe military means to defend itself.

The president made similar remarks twice last year, both times were walked back by the White House.

Amerikaanse. President Joe Biden speaks while attending a news conference at Akasaka guest house, in Tokio, Japan, Mei 23, 2022.

Amerikaanse. President Joe Biden speaks while attending a news conference at Akasaka guest house, in Tokio, Japan, Mei 23, 2022. (Nicolas Datiche/Pool via REUTERS)

Vroeër die jaar, Biden made a series of remarks about the Russia-Ukraine crisis, all of which were rolled back by the White House. He suggested that the U.S. would retaliatein kindif Russia launched a chemical attack on Ukraine. The White House issued a statement that the U.S. “has no intention of using chemical weapons, periode, under any circumstances.Then while speaking to American troops stationed in Poland, Biden suggested they would be sent to Ukraine as he was describing what they would witness on the ground. The White House issued a statement saying, “The president has been clear we are not sending U.S. troops to Ukraine and there is no change in that position.

That was then followed by Biden’s unscripted declaration that Russian President Vladimir Putincannot remain in power,” which was also walked back by his staff.

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