Bill Maher: ‘There will be blood’ if Americans ‘don’t learn to live with each other’

Comedian Bill Maher said Friday during his HBO program that the rising divisiveness in America could lead to a second civil war if “we don’t learn to live with each other.”

“Lately we’ve been hearing more and more about a second Civil War, which sounds impossible in this modern affluent country. It is not,” Maher said.

“We all talk about Trump as an existential threat, but his side sees Democratic control of government the exact same way. And when both sides believe the other guy taking over means the end of the world, yes, you can have a civil war,” Maher said.

The comedian has been a vociferous critic of President Trump who has often compared him with authoritarian dictators. He has also repeatedly claimed that Trump won’t relinquish office if he loses the election next year, which Trump has referenced during recent reelection campaign rallies.

Speaking near the end of his program Friday night, the last of his regular season, Maher said he would “try to stop” insulting Americans who are critical of liberals.

“I’ve learned that the anti-intellectualism on the right doesn’t primarily come from stupidity, it comes from hate,” he said.

“We are going to have to learn to live with each other or there will be blood,” Maher added.

Conservatives have often accused liberals of hating them, as well, pointing to instances where conservatives are assault in public and attacked on college campuses, for example.

Also, Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor who supports President Trump, said shortly after the Democratic impeachment inquiry began that removing him from office could trigger a “Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”

He was widely criticized by liberals for that observation, which was amplified after President Trump repeated Jeffress’ statement.


  1. billy, your use of the insult “anti intellectualism” is the very reason i would personally knock you the fk out if you said it to my face. You are a moron of the first order, not an intellectual.

  2. Interesting how Maher opines under the falsely claimed mantra of intellectualism while openly advocating liberal ideology. Message to Bill: Your chosen “profession” doesn’t require that you work for one side or the other, yet your choice is apparent. The so-called Civil War 2.0 has been in process for quite some time, and when the blood-letting begins you’re on the list. Have a nice day.

  3. I am reminded of a quote form our 1st civil war. The occasion was General Lee’s surrender, and the words came from a confederate officer: “You may forgive us but we won’t be forgiven. There is rancor in our hearts which you little dream of. We hate you, sir.” – Brig. Gen. Henry Wise to J.L. Chamberlain at Appomattox Courthouse, 1865

  4. He assumes that the proletariat is ignorant. He is nothing more than another elitist. What he does not realize is that the proletariat rural/deplorables control food production, truck deliveries and weaponry. If you have to control urban areas, just cut off truck deliveries of food and fuel. There is normally only a 4 day supply due to JIT technology (just in time). Those ‘rubes’ also have weapons and plenty of ammo to feed them. Come and take them, urban pussy. If there is a “civil war” it will be in the urban democrat strongholds…too stupid to figure out how quickly they would be brought down by mere logistics, let alone “deplorables” with weapons.

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