Saturday 13 August 2022 02:19 PM Bill Maher slams FBI's Trump raid, says it has 'saved him politically' trends now
During Friday's episode of The Real Time, Maher took aim at the divisive raid at Trump's Mar-a-lago home this week, where authorities claim the former president held onto a trove of classified documents after leaving office.
Although Maher initially poked fun at the incident, he warned Democrats that the raid has only strengthened the chances of a successful Trump 2024 presidential campaign.
'His fortune was finally falling. The Big Lie was finally losing momentum,' Maher said, referencing Trump's unproven claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
'DeSantis was beating him in the polls, you know who hates this more than anybody? DeSantis,' Maher said of the popular GOP Florida governor. 'Like 'I had this in the bag and now I got to run against president martyr.''
Real Time Host Bill Maher (above) criticized the raid on Mar-a-lago, saying that it could serve to fuel a successful Trump 2024 presidential campaign
Donald Trump and his supporters have condemned the raid, calling it a political 'witch hunt'
Authorities claim the former president held onto a trove of classified documents after leaving office. Maher said if the raid is found to be unjust, it would transform Trump into 'President Martyr' and easily win him the GOP's presidential primary
Speaking with Fox Nation host Piers Morgan and New York City journalist Rikki Schlott, Maher claimed that the raid seemed necessary according to the claims made by the US Department of Justice.
Maher and Morgan, however, said the incident has been heavily politicized, and that the FBI needed to prove raiding Mar-a-lago was necessary by revealing the scope of what was uncovered and what the dangers were for Trump to have those documents.
'Is it going to justify this raid or is this going to be a political nightmare?' Maher asked, adding that he believes Trump may have not even known what was in the documents he had.
Morgan echoed the big question, saying: 'If you take a swing this big, you do an unprecedented act, you go and raid Mar-a-lago