‘It’s rocket fuel by 2024’: Bill Maher warns that impeaching Trump for money to silence Stormy Daniels would be a ‘colossal mistake’ and will boost the former president’s popularity
- Bill Maher warned that the criminal investigation of Donald Trump would guarantee his success in the 2024 election
- Maher said the investigation was a “colossal mistake” after a tense week in which Trump was expected to be arrested.
- It comes as tensions between the former president and the Manhattan district attorney reached boiling point yesterday after Bragg received a death threat.
Bill Maher has criticized the investigation into Donald Trump’s secret money into porn star Stormy Daniels, saying any arrest would be “rocket fuel” for the former president’s 2024 election campaign.
Maher warned that the case, led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, was a “colossal mistake” as polls show Trump’s popularity has only risen as a result.
It comes as tensions between Bragg and Trump reached boiling point yesterday after the prosecutor received a death threat and a package of suspicious white powder.
“I really don’t want to give Donald Trump the satisfaction of talking about him. I thought that when he left, he would go away for a bit. Maher said on his Real Time show on Friday night.
‘But, you know, there’s a former president now who’s going to be arrested, possibly. And he’s talking about violence in the streets of his supporters if he does it.’
He added: “I would just like to go on record that I think this is a colossal mistake if they bring these charges.
‘Not just one, you know. I mean, yeah, he’s done a lot of bad things, and I’m sure he did this: everything he was accused of (doing), he did.
But first of all, it’s not going to work. It’s going to be rocket fuel for his 2024 campaign.
‘And the MAGA nation will seem like, ‘Oh, you know, you tried Mueller, you tried Ukraine, you tried 9/6. Now let’s go to the porn star? Actually? Are you up for that?!”
His guests agreed with journalist Annie Lowrey in pointing out that the investigation had caused Trump’s popularity to skyrocket.
A Monmouth University poll shows Trump is 14 percentage points ahead of his likely leadership challenger, Ron DeSantis.
Another poll showed that 75 percent of Republican voters “know” that the allegations against Trump are bad, but they don’t think it matters either.
The investigation centers on a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels by her then-attorney Michael Cohen.
Trump shared an article Thursday about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, which was illustrated with a photo of the former president holding a baseball bat, placed next to one of the scared-looking Democratic prosecutors.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pictured Thursday arriving at his office.
“I think we’ve seen, you know, in the past, though, many years at this point, the more attention is put on heavy, regardless of what it’s about, the more the circus has it in the center of their rings, the tendencies to do better,’ Lowrey said.
Last Saturday, Trump sensationally announced that he was to be arrested the following Tuesday in an investigation prepared by Bragg.
The allegations center on a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels by her then-attorney Michael Cohen.
The payment was meant to keep Daniels quiet about his alleged affair. Trump has always denied the affair.
However, Tuesday’s arrest did not take place.
On Friday, Trump posted a disturbing image of himself with a baseball bat pledging “death and destruction” if criminally charged.
A member of the NYPD leaves the district attorney’s office at 80 Center Street with bags of evidence, following reports that an envelope containing white powder was delivered in New York City.
“They are human scum,” he raged in a post asking why Bragg “refuses to do the right thing and call it a day.”
Yesterday, emergency crews were forced to respond to reports of a package containing suspicious powder being mailed to Bragg’s office.
Sources said it contained a note reading “ALVIN: WOW! ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
The package was sent around noon on Friday.