Americans "are the silly people now," he added, quoting "Lawrence of Arabia" saying the Arabs will never be powerful if they are not united.
"You know who doesn’t care that there’s a stereotype of a Chinese man in a Dr. Seuss book? China. All 1.4 billion of them could give a crouching tiger flying fuck," Maher joked. "If anything, [the Chinese] are not a silly people. They are as serious as a prison fight."
"On a national level, we’ve been having infrastructure week every week since 2009, but we never do anything... Half the county is having a never-ending woke competition deciding whether Mr. Potato Head has a dick, and the other half believes that we have to stop the lizard people because they’re eating babies," he said.
"Look, we all know China does bad stuff. They break promises about Hong Kong autonomy, they put Uighurs in camps and punish dissent. And we don’t want to be that. But there’s got to be something between authoritarian government that tells everyone what to do and a representative government that can’t do anything at all."
"In two generations, China has built 500 entire cities from scratch, moved the majority of their huge population from poverty to the middle class and mostly cornered the market in 5g and pharmaceuticals,” he said. “In China alone, they have 40,000 kilometers of high-speed rail. America has none. Our fastest train is the tram that goes around the zoo," he said.