HBO's “Real Time” host Bill Maher offered some advice to Hillary Clinton on Friday: Take a hiatus from the public stage before you blow another run for president.
The former secretary of state was forced to walk back comments earlier this month in which she said she and her husband, Bill, were "dead broke" after leaving the White House. Clinton later conceded that she could have been more "artful" in her characterization of the couple's finances.
Maher pointed to the remark as evidence that Clinton was threatening her yet-unannounced run for president with needless self-imposed errors.
"People say Hillary being out there on her book tour talking about this stuff, it's going to inoculate her," the comedian said. "You know there's a fine line between inoculate and we're sick of you. So my advice to Hillary is, just go away. Go away for a while. We're going to see each other. In a couple of years, a lot. Just go away. Because otherwise you're going to blow this."
Maher has spoken critically about Clinton in the past, describing her and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), another possible presidential contender, as "corporatist."
“We’re talking about two centrist, corporatist type people, who are not really going to move this country off the track it’s on,” he said last month. “I can’t see either one of them doing anything bold, like demanding a carbon tax.”
Watch the video of Maher above.