‘Because They Really Hate You’: HBO ‘Real Time’ Host Bill Maher Makes Head-Turning Prediction Ahead of 2022 Midterms as Partisanship Ramps Up Across Country

HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher made a stunning prediction about the 2022 midterms during an interview Wednesday evening with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

Specifically, Maher said he believes the Democrats will get “thumped” in the mid-term elections, noting of President Biden, “He has not exactly stuck the landing.”

Cuomo asked, “When we talk again, eight months, from today? Hopefully, we’ll talk a lot before then. Eight months from today, do you think things are better or worse?”

“Well, they’re not going better for Biden and the Democrats,” Maher said. “And I think that’s getting — eight months is going to be close to the midterm election.

“I think they’re going to get whopped or thumped in the — I mean, that usually happens in midterm elections. But, I mean, Joe — look, I’m glad he’s there. But he has not exactly stuck the landing, on a lot of the issues that he was dealing with,” Maher said.

He then went on to discuss how he thinks Republicans view Democrats.

“They hate you,” he began. “Because they really hate you.”

I mean, look at the election we just had in Virginia. I mean, the Democrats lost some of those rural counties by 80 percent. We don’t do 80 percent, or we never used to, in America,” the HBO host continued.

“A landslide was a guy got 58 percent of the vote. That’s what made us great. And you saw in other countries, ‘Oh, Castro got 99 percent of the vote,’ we would laugh,” the comedian continued.

“Well, I don’t doubt that Republicans were getting 80 percent of the vote, in some of those counties. I think in 45 of them, they got over 70 percent of the vote,” he added.

“That is beyond policy. And until we figure that out — until you figure out why they hate us so much and, obviously, it comes back the other way, when people hate you, you tend to hate them, we’re never going to fix any of the problems in this country,” he said.

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Maher went on to recall an encounter he had in the past.

“I talked to a guy, in the Midwest once, could have been anywhere. And he was telling me about how he was coming out of a store, and he’s trying to get his car, out of the lot, and the car next to him had a Hillary bumper sticker on it,” he told Cuomo.

“And the child — it was a little 4-year-old or 5-year-old child, who was screaming at the mother, screaming,” he added. “And the mother was apologizing to the child.

“And this is the car with the Hillary bumper sticker. And he said to me, ‘I just can’t let people like that take over this country,'” Maher said.

“You see, it wasn’t about policy,” he concluded. “It was about that. He sees people, who have no common sense …”

He then touched on why he believes conservatives have little trust or faith in the major media.

“I mean, something like Hunter Biden. I mean, if Don, Jr. had done what Hunter Biden had done, it would be every night, all night, on MSNBC,” he said, in reference to salacious and scandalous incidents allegedly involving the president’s son.