"Well, you should be", said Bill Maher.
"But Bill, you don't really want a recession", argued Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former White House communication director.
The TV show is known for its constant Trump-bashing.
"I've been hoping for a recession".
"I really do", Maher said.
News correspondent Richard Engel was the lone voice to side with "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday night, after the comedian reiterated his "hopes" that a USA economic recession would help block President Trump's reelection in 2020.
The dialogue comes from a clip of the show published on August 3 to YouTube.
President Donald Trump's government apparently was interrupted by Actual Time right now, and POTUS clapped again at its "wacko" host's "many false statements". "Wrong! Had really great meetings with numerous patients", he continued. "He said patients in El Paso hospital didn't want to meet with me". Once more. "Lengthy deliberate fix up of W.H., keep right here moderately than trigger huge disruption by going to Manhattan". Don't have to be in W.H.to do that... This past Friday, Maher took aim at, among many Trump-related topics, his recent trip to an El Paso hospital to visit the injured from the shooting at a local Walmart that left 21 dead plus the shooter.
The 63-year-old comedian first floated the same idea in June last year, after he acknowledged that although the economy was performing well the bottom could "fall out at some point".