“Real Time” host Bill Maher connected the dots between the Democrats’ abrupt clean-up of San Francisco ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit and former President Donald Trump’s potential election victory in 2024.
This week, San Francisco hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference where world leaders and business giants hobnobbed and President Biden had a one-on-one meeting with Xi.
But after years of decay within the Golden City, most notably the homelessness plaguing its streets, Democrats on an area and state level rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese leader by clearing the sidewalks.
“I would like to try a theory out on you why Trump is killing it — not only throughout the party, but he’s beating Biden heavily too,” Maher kicked off the panel discussion on Friday. “Because Xi, President Xi of China, got here to our state this week and met with Biden up in San Francisco, they usually had a little bit summit.”
“And so they did something very interesting in San Francisco. I mean, I even have done many, many jokes as many comedians have about stepping and poop in San Francisco and, you already know, it’s a city that should be put under control — in order that they did! Because Xi was coming! Put aside the incontrovertible fact that you simply clean up with company coming over?” Maher quipped. “OK, in order that they cleaned it up, they rinse off the road, the homeless, you already know, God forbid the guy who sends us the fentanyl sees any person on fentanyl.”
“This, to me, is why Trump is winning, because he talks about, ‘I’m going to open up the mental hospitals.’ Again, I’m not saying these are necessarily a superb solution,” Maher continued. “When he talks, ‘I’m gonna put people in camps, the immigrants,’ all this sort of stuff, and other people just see a spot — a rustic, especially within the cities that look out-of-control. And the incontrovertible fact that the Democrats could control it for 3 days, how about making it everlasting?”
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has received a ton of presidential buzz as a substitute for the embattled Biden, admitted the one reason why public officials waited until APEC to scrub up San Francisco was to impress world leaders like Xi.
“I do know folks are saying, ‘Oh, they’re just cleansing up this place because all those fancy leaders are coming to town.’ That’s true, since it’s true,” Newsom said during a press conference last week, which received intense backlash on social media.
The liberal comedian has been sounding the alarm that Trump will win the presidency in 2024, repeatedly urging Biden, whose 81st birthday is Nov. 20, to step aside and permit a younger Democrat to take the baton.
He’s been comparing Biden to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who famously refused to step down in the course of the Obama presidency and was later replaced by Trump appointee Justice Amy Coney Barrett, declaring the aging incumbent “Ruth Bader Biden.”