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The Trump Presidency: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The presidency
of Donald Trump. The man voted “Least Edible”
byCannibal Magazine-six years in a row.
I honestly know that the prospect
of talking about Trump yet again feels exhausting. We’re all so tired of him,
every room in America should have a sign
on the wall that counts the number of minutes
that it’s been since someone brought up
his fucking name. -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
-But– But that is the thing. Trump’s presidency
is like one of his handshakes. It pulls you in,
whether you like it or not. He’s had so many
terrible moments this year, you probably forgot about
many of them. Remember when he creepily told
the French president’s wife -that she was in good shape?
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) Or– Or when his
tacky golf resort was touted on the States Department
website? Or, when he shoved
the prime ministerof Montenegro out of the way,
at a NATO event.
Look how proud
of himself he is!
-Look how proud he is! You should at least have to know
that Montenegro is a country before making a move that says,
“Suck it, Montenegro.” And there were also quieter
but no less alarming moments like when he explained how hard
he’s been fighting to bring “clean coal” back
without appearing to understand what that actually is. It’s just been announced that a second
brand new coal mine where they’re going
to take out clean coal, meaning they’re taking
out coal, -they’re gonna clean it,
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) is opening in the state
of Pennsylvania. -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
-Listen, is it possible that Trump is well-versed
in and is referring to flue gas desulfurization,
fluidized bed combustion, and selective
catalytic reduction? Sure, it’s possible, but let’s agree
it’s considerably more likely that he thinks you just
take a bunch of coal and scrub-a-dub it
with a big ol’ sponge. -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
-Oh, yeah, that’s right. I’m saying the president
fundamentally doesn’t understand what he’s talking about,
and you know what that means. -We got him!
-We got him! We got him! I got him– wha–
I didn’t get him? -Did I not get him?
-♪ (MUSIC FLUBS OUT) ♪ I thought– I thought–
I thought we got him. I thought– I thought we got him
that time. Well, that’s fair– okay. What? You think I don’t
hate myself, too? Alright! -(AUDIENCE CHEERING)
-The point is– The point is tonight…
let’s pull back from the daily
Trump-induced chaos and take a look at the norms
that his presidency has violated,
and not the obvious ones, like the fact that he never
released his tax returns, or that his own daughter
and son-in-law work in the White House,
although, admittedly, I am using the word “work”
there so generously that I should be able
to deduct it as a charitable donation
on my taxes. Or– Or that instead
of putting his assets into a blind trust to help
reduce conflicts of interest, he simply showed America that he has many
large stacks of paper, presumable containing
the sentence “I can’t believe
I’m getting away with this,” printed 750,000 times. No, instead, we’re going
to talk about Trump’s assault on something even more basic,
the norms governing how our leaders engage
with us, and how in turn,
that affects the way that we engage with one another. It’s why even the notion
of “getting him” can feel so hopelessly futile. And let’s first stipulate
that it definitely doesn’t help that so often what Trump says
is complete nonsense. We often read transcripts
of Trump’s speeches, and it’s something
that everyone should actually do once in a while,
because when you strip away his blindly confident
entertaining delivery and just read his words,
it is staggering how incoherent he is. Here is a word-for-word
reading of a speech where he talked about
the Iran nuclear deal. (MONOTONE VOICE READS
-Holy shit. That is not a functional use
of language, that is a drunk driver
crashing a pick-up truck -full of alphabet soup.
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) Trump’s actual speech patterns sound like when you write
a long text by choosing only
the predictive text your iPhone suggests for you. Seriously, we wrote
a message like that, starting with the words,
“the nuclear,” and here is what we got. (MONOTONE VOICE READS
-That makes exactly as much, and potentially more sense,
then Trump’s speech about the Iran nuclear deal,
meaning an iPhone would be a more coherent
president of the United States. But with Trump,
we are familiar enough with his speech patterns
that you get the basic gist of what he’s trying to say. The real damage isn’t
in how he says things, but from three key techniques
that he uses to insulate himself from criticism and consequence. And if we are not
extremely careful, all three could have
serious impacts that far outlast his presidency, and let’s start
with the first one. Delegitimizing the media. Now, Trump has been
attacking the press since he declared
his candidacy, and in a broader sense,
he’s been waging war on the very concept of truth ever since he first
turned to his mom and said, “Dada,” and she said,
“No, I’m mama,” and he said, “Fake news,”
and shit his pants. -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
-Now– the difference now is,
he’s crying fake news as President
of the United States, and he is openly proud of it, to the point that he recently
tried to take ownership of the term itself. The media is… is–
really the word– I think one of the
greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is “fake.” I guess other people
have used it perhaps over the years,
but I’ve never noticed it. -(AUDIENCE GROANING)
-He just took credit for inventing the term
“fake news,” which, for the record,
he did not, meaning what he just said was technically
“fake” fake “news” news. (AUDIENCE LAUGHING) A– And you can imagine
him saying, “Well, I’m not the first politician
to criticize the press. What about Hillary Clinton? What about Barack Obama? What about Bernie Sanders? And that actually brings us
to Trump’s second technique, something called
“whataboutism.” It’s the practice
of changing the subject to someone else’s
perceived wrongdoing. Now, Trump does this
all the time, most famously when he was asked why he hadn’t forcefully
condemned the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville,
and this was his response… What about the alt-left
that came charging at the– as you say,
the alt-right? Do they have any
semblance of guilt? What about the fact
they came charging– that they came charging
with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any… problem? Well, actually, no,
because a Nazi killing someone with a car is so heinous, any other issues that might
be up for debate, under any other circumstances,
kind of have to wait their turn. You can be wearing Crocs
with socks, but if you’re using
those socked-Crocs to kick Hitler in the balls,
do you know what? I’m suddenly not
so fucking focused -on the footwear.
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) Now– Now this technique
of saying “what about…” is actually an old Soviet
propaganda tool, and the reason it is dangerous
is because it implies that all actions,
regardless of context, share a moral equivalency,
and since nobody is perfect, all criticism is hypocritical and everybody should do
whatever they want. It is a depressingly
effective tool, which is why,
on Trump’s favorite network, you hear it all the time. The mainstream media
focused on the Trump campaign and allegations
of collusion with the Russians. But what about the Democrat’s
possible ties to Moscow? FEMALE ANCHOR:
Former national security adviser
General Michael Flynn,investigated for
his private meeting with Russia,
but what about Hillary Clinton?The media wants to call
into question the credibility, uh, and the trustworthiness
of this administration, uh, but what about Benghazi?
What about the blatant lies that the Obama
administration told us? What about the fact that
Ben Rhodes bragged about lying to the media
and the public -about the Iran deal?
-HANNITY: Great point. What about the fact that
Jonathan Gruber basically said the
American people were stupid? Okay, stop, stop, stop,
because here is the thing, none of the errors those people
may have made in the past excuse the Trump
administration’s actions. A defense attorney could not
stand up in court and say, “Maybe my client did
murder those people, but I ask you this…
What about Jeffrey Dahmer? -What about Al Capone?
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHS) What about the guy from
theSilence of the Lambs?I rest my case here, people.
I rest my case.” The problem with whataboutism
is it doesn’t actually solve a problem
or win an argument. The point is just to
muddy the waters which can make
the other side mad, and that actually
brings us to Trump’s third technique… trolling. Now trolling itself
has been around for years. It’s basically 80% of what
happens on the internet. It’s– it’s when a
YouTube commenter says something
willfully provocative like saying, “I’ve aged like
an apple core in a dumpster.” or that I “look like a fucking
pickle with glasses.” Now, it doesn’t matter
whether they mean any of that, the point is just to
get a reaction and to hurt my feelings
which, by the way, it absolutely does. But– But Trump… Trump may
well be the first ever troll to be elected president.
And that’s right, I said elected. Remember tenth president,
Sprinkles Fuzzwizard? He assumed office after
William Henry Harrison died and if you’re thinking,
“Hold on, Sprinkles Fuzzwizard was not
America’s tenth president”… Really? Who was America’s
tenth president? Exactly. Let’s assume
I’m right. The point is, as a troll,
Trump often does things that have no effect
other than to piss off
his perceived enemies. Like when he tweeted
this wrestling GIF of himself
body slamming CNN, or attacked Mika Brzezinksi
by saying she was, “bleeding badly
from a face-lift,” or, as we mentioned
earlier tonight, called a leader
with nuclear weapons “short and fat.” And Trump even once
retweeted a claim that he was the most
superior troll on the whole of Twitter,
calling it “a great compliment.” Which it is not,
because sometimes when you do something that
makes a lot of people mad, it’s because,
and bear with me here, -you’re a dick.
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) If you– If you sneak
into someone’s house and urinate
in every heating vent and they get mad at you,
you’re not an epic troll sticking it to the
snowflake cucks, you’re just
some fucking asshole. But the thing is,
Trump’s trolling is not actually without
political value. Despite Trump’s few real policy
accomplishments to date, he has consistently achieved
one thing, and that is making
his enemies unhappy. And for many Trump supporters,
that itself counts as a major victory. Just listen to how
Fox & Friends
reacted after Trump freaked
people out by standing
with military leaders during rising tensions
with North Korea, and suggesting that it was
the “calm before the storm.” I feel like he’s trolling
the media. He is– I think he’s totally
trolling the media there. You do something like that–
even the smile and the wink. Those of us that are sick
of the status quo, the forgotten men and women
who voted for President Trump, want that town to freak out.
I want those reporters going, “What do you mean?
What do you mean?” It’s beautiful to watch. Is it? Why?
I’m genuinely serious. Who benefits from mass confusion
about whether or not we’re about to go to war? Are there thousands of
unemployed factory workers across the Midwest going,
“Well the plant closed down and I lost my healthcare.
But somewhere, aWashington Postreporter
is scared of dying, so things are looking up. Mega!” Judging your political success
on how bad you make other people feel
makes just about as much sense as judging your success
as a zookeeper by how many bears you fuck. Oh, wow, that is not
your job. I mean, I guess it’s impressive
in its own way, but it is definitely not what
you’re supposed to be doing. And the surest proof of trolling
often comes when a troll is confronted. Because that’s when
they have to either put up or shut up. You may have heard about
cases where people tracked down the source
of something awful that was posted online,
only to find some sullen fifteen-year-old
who just shrugs and goes, “Well I don’t know why
I wrote that. I just did it. Stop asking me so many
questions.” Well, that is basically
our president now. I’ll show you.
Remember when Trump said that Obama had surveilled him
in Trump Tower, tweeting… “How low has President Obama
gone to tap-p my phones?” Watch what happens when he
was asked to justify that. Well, you saw what happened
with surveillance and I think that was
inappropriate. -That’s the way–
-What does that mean, sir? Uh, you can figure that out
yourself. Well I– The reason I ask
is you said he was– You called him “sick and bad.” Look, you can figure it out
yourself, he was very nice to me
with words, but– and when I was with him,
but after that there has been no relationship. But you stand by that claim
about him? I don’t stand by anything.
I just, uh… You can take it the way
you want. Okay, so let’s walk through
what just happened there. On the internet he claimed
that his predecessor committed an extremely
serious crime. But in person, he is suddenly
backing down. First saying Obama was
“very nice to me with words,” then that, “I don’t stand
by anything.” Which is one of the most frighteningly nihilistic
sentences a president can say. I would honestly rather
hear that from a clown holding a knife
than a president. Because at least when
a clown says, “I don’t stand by anything,”
you think, “Yeah, that kind of makes sense.
Please make it quick.” -And…
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHS) And look, it gets worse, because
that interview kept going and Trump was explicitly
given the opportunity to set the record straight
for the “fake news media,” but he flat-out refused. I just wanted to
find out that– You’re the president
of the United States, you said he was “sick and bad” -because he attacked you–
-You can take it any way– You can take it any way
you want. -But I’m asking you, because you
don’t want it to be fake news.
-You don’t– -I want to hear it from
President Trump.
-You don’t have to ask me. -You don’t have to ask me.
-Why not? Because I have my own opinions,
you can have your own opinions. But I want to know
your opinions. -You’re the president
of the United States.
-Okay. That’s enough. Thank you. Thank you very much. (AUDIENCE LAUGHS) Okay, so… There is a lot that is
infuriating about that clip. But Trump going back to his desk
and pretending to work hard is an objectively funny
thing to do. That’s like your dog
avoiding questions by pretending to do his taxes.
You never do this, why would you need
to do it now? Look, while there is nothing new
about any of these techniques, they are now coming out
of the Oval Office. Which not only legitimizes them,
it risks them spreading, and that, sadly, is happening. Last month,
Congressman Paul Gosar used all three techniques. First, he suggested
in an interview that the march
in Charlottesville may have been
a false flag operation created by the left, which is
pretty troll-y behavior. And when confronted about it,
he deployed the other two tools. -It’s all been debunked.
-It’s not been debunked. Absolutely not debunked
whatsoever. -So stay tuned.
-The conspiracy theory that you have put out there
has been debunked. It has not been debunked.
Look at– Look at what CNN has talked about with, uh,
with what’s going on with the Clinton administration
right now with the dossier. Hardly an aspect
in regards to debunk. You’re not real news,
you’re fake news. Sir, everything you’ve said
has been debunked, why are you continuing
to put this out there? So he’s basically just
copying Trump. And if there is one thing
worse than something terrible, it’s a cover band
of that terrible thing. If Trump is Nickelback,
that man is Bickleknack. Not as good at it
as the original, and a horrible sign
that the disease is spreading. The problem is
if that becomes the level of discourse
in this country, we are seriously
and lastingly fucked. And just this week,
we saw some of these techniques pushed to the absolute limit
by the scandal involving Alabama Senate candidate
Roy Moore, who has denied allegations
of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old
when he was 32 and called them “fake news.” Now, watch Sean Hannity
then use whataboutism to derail
a discussion about it. This 14-year old girl,
purportedly, according to
The Washington Post,
told two of her girlfriends -what happened in real time.
a tough question… Do you think Bill Clinton,
in retrospect, was a predator? But, that is not what this
discussion is about. You might as well have said,
“Here’s a tough question, ‘If you had to guess,
how many lobsters are there?'” -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)
-“Like total? In the world?” Is that worth discussing?
Sure, but first let’s finish talking about
the Senate candidate who may have made sexual
advances on a child. And, look, whether Clinton
engaged in predatory behavior is absolutely a legitimate
question, but it shouldn’t really inform
what we do about Roy Moore. And, even if you believe
the Democrats are guilty of a double standard,
the solution is not to have no standard whatsoever. That is why it’s so important
to train ourselves to identify these techniques because their
natural endpoint is the erosion of our ability
to decide what’s important, have an honest debate, and hold
one another accountable. And that erosion
could be so gradual that it’s difficult to spot. It’s like being murdered
by a sloth. It happens very slowly
and you might not notice -until it’s too late.
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHS) Now, listen, this is all
very bleak. I cannot pretend that it isn’t, which is why it is so important
to take some hope from this year’s small victories
like the Muslim ban being blocked by the courts
after massive public protests. -(AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
-Or, or, the attempts… to appeal Obamacare stalling, thanks in part to people
pressuring their lawmakers. And, just this week,
just this week in Virginia, voters rejected Ed Gillespie
for governor after he ran a Trump-style,
dog-whistle campaign. And that is encouraging
because it’s nice to know that if you use Trump tactics in a Virginia gubernatorial
election, you do not get
to be “gubernator.” -(AUDIENCE LAUGHS)
-Now… further down the ballot there, Tuesday also marked the defeat
of Bob Marshall, who earlier this year proposed
a so-called bathroom bill. He lost to Danica Roem,
who will now be Virginia’s first openly transgender
legislator. And the tone that she has taken
is already markedly different. Danica, you were running
against, um, Robert Marshall, an incumbent,
thirteen-term incumbent. He’s also a man who referred
to himself as “Virginia’s chief homophobe.”He refused to debate you
during the campaign.
Do you have anything
you wanna say to him? Come January, delegate Marshall
will be one of my constituents and I’m not gonna disrespect
my own constituents. Wow, that is incredibly
refreshing. Just think about that. She beat a man who openly
disrespected her, but given the opportunity,
she chose not to respond by tweeting… (READS TWEET) (AUDIENCE LAUGHING) It’s nice! It’s nice not
to have that. And, look, Tuesday’s results
should not make you complacent. They are absolutely no
guarantee that the midterms will turn out at all well. That is why, though, you should take these moments
of encouragement to help you keep going. Because the Trump Presidency
is basically a marathon. It’s painful, it’s pointless,
and the majority of you didn’t even agree to run it. You were just signed up by
your dumbest friend. And– And the fact is we are not even at mile six
right now, or possibly even mile three. So, there is a long way to go, and though you’re exhausted
and your whole body is screaming for you to give up,
and your nipples are chafing for some reason,
the stakes are too high for any of us to stop. And, I do realize that
I’m saying that as we’re about to stop doing
shows for the year. But– But here’s the thing, we won’t actually
be going away entirely. You might remember
earlier this year, we used our “Catheter Cowboy”
to try and get information to the president in the
ad breaks ofFox & Friends.Well, Trump is still watching
that show and we know this becauseThe Timeswrote
a generally negative piece about its enormous
influence on him. And because of that called it “…the most powerful TV show
in America.” A sentiment that the hosts
were very excited about. This program,
the program you’re watching, is, according to
The New York Times,
“…the most powerful TV show
in America.” -TUCKER CARLSON: Wow!
Do you know why Steve? Because we have
the best viewers. Yes. -No.
-(AUDIENCE LAUGHING) No, you don’t. Uh,
you– you absolutely don’t. Oh, an– and look,
don’t misunderstand, I’m not saying that we have
the best viewers. -(AUDIENCE LAUGHING, CHEERING)
-No, no. I’m not saying that. No! I’m explicitly
not saying that. You guys… are fine. (AUDIENCE LAUGHING) The best audience belongs
toEllenbecause this is how they greet her… ANNOUNCER:Here she is now…
Ellen DeGeneres.
-♪ (MUSIC PLAYING) ♪ None of you fuckers did that -when I came out.
-(AUDIENCE CHEERS LOUDLY) None of you did it! But, the point is,
the point here is, just 45 minutes after that
information was on Fox, Trump tweeted… (READS TWEET) So information goes right
from that show into his brain,
which is terrible. Because we would genuinely be
better off if Trump was getting daily briefings
from an actual fox and his friends,
a hedgehog and a weasel with its head stuck
in a tin can. But, if Trump is going to keep
watching that show, we are going to spend
our hiatus sneaking information
through our Catheter Cowboy. So– so a number of commercials
are going to be airing onFox Newsover
the next few months. Here is the first one… NARRATOR:Attention
catheter patients…
I’m a professional cowboy. I use catheters and there’s
two things I know. I don’t like pain when I “cath”
and the term “clean coal” doesn’t refer to the physical
act of cleaning coal, that would be impossible. Coal is coal. Clean coal is a
marketing term the coal industry came up with for stuff like carbon capture
and sequestration, an expensive process that’s
shown limited results at best. Also, Frederick Douglass
-More tomorrow. Bye-bye. -(AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
-That’s good information
for him to know. That will be on Fox in the D.C.
area later this week. And keep an eye out
for more of them, because that cowboy has got
a bunch up his sleeve. The U.S. Virgin Islands
has a governor, not a president. Here’s a fun fact… There’s actually no federal law
against this, thanks to something called
the “First Amendment.” Just because Jared Kushner
is smarter than you, doesn’t mean that he’s smart. The Navy Seals
aren’t actually seals. I know buddy.
I was disappointed, too. There are many non-gold
decor schemes that are actually very appealing. During an eclipse,
don’t do this… Buddy, this can’t be that hard. Nazi’s… bad. One fish, two fish, red fish… Arm of the executive branch
that should operate free from White House
interference so as to avoid politically
motivated prosecution. -Donald, Donald.
-(GLASS TAPPING) I don’t think he’s gettin’
any of this. That’s all for now, Donald.
See ya tomorrow. And, remember, if you’re
not enjoying this, there’s no shame in quittin’. (AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)

100 thoughts on “The Trump Presidency: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  1. He shoved the Montenegrin president, but he should've shoved Viktor Orbán (standing just behind him smiling). With his minority complex, he probably would have challenged him to a fist fight. Fuck both of 'em!

  2. The thing about Trump is that he's a kid that never grew up, using twitter as his toy and whines about it if he can't play with his toys the way he likes, wants to put himself in the center of everything really and that he wants to have everything his heart desires, never really thinks about the consequences of his actions and yeah… That's why he lies as well when it turns out that he was wrong about something he said or did…

    One thing is for sure. Trump does not care a shit about America, he only gives a shit (and a whole lot of shits knowing him) about himself.
    Trump must have been the worst person to put in office EVER. Politics? Hardly… Trump has the mentality of a egocentric kid.

    Who ever would have chosen to like someone like him when he/she was a kid, let alone lead? Be honest…

  3. Maybe if the Healthcare system in the States would improve, there might still be hope for Trump …

    (Wait, I guess he failed at that too, huh… my bad)

  4. @11:06

    And thus,a little more of my faith in humanity died at this moment.

    Hey,does this count as falling victim to the "Superman Curse?"

  5. Almost all valid, but if you don’t see any value in making the heads of bullshit bought and paid for “news” organizations spin, then you’re just lacking in…everything. His trolling of a horrible and corrupt system might be the one good of his presidency.

  6. I bet you can't sit through the whole thing Travis. But you can research anything in this entire video and find out it's true.

  7. i love the smile on the interviewers face as lil don stalks off to 'work' at his desk. hah. he got him good. what a piece of work he is, holy shit. fat lil don is dummying down the wh & his whole party. i can't believe they are allowing him to do that to them. wtf is going on with them all?

  8. And that fox and his friends the hedgehog and the weasel are named Foxy Jenkins, Ms. Pricklybuns, and Phil. That’s right, the weasel is called Phil.

  9. John Tyler was the 10th president. Also Tyler was a Whig and an asshole and a nationalist and Trump and Tyler would both probably make sense.

  10. But during that first clip he clearly stated that women are smarter than men so there goes that whole misogynist thing

  11. And people aren’t saying what about this or that to make things ok they use it to say where was the outrage when this person did it but when trump does it’s not ok?

  12. Tv is about half right wing and half left wing if you count all the religious channels. Radio is nearly all right wing.

  13. Nazis are disgusting but the left they burned out places through rocks through Windows lit shit on fire and hurt people. There were riots in the f**** Streets. Democrats really forget about s*** and it's not fair. I hate Trump as well especially since he got elected you learned a lot about the a**** I'm going to go throw throw some rocks and some windows now clip over some police cars and light s*** on fire. This guy is frothing at the mouth about how bad Republicans are it's not fair.

  14. Trump literally once mistook Jacinda for the Canadian Prime minister’s wife. That is the weirdest, most specific thing I could possibly imagine.

  15. Bush: A “C grade” average student that did cocaine and liked to play dress up and hide on his ranch instead of being president.

    Trump: Unapologetic liar, greedy corporate fraud, and racist idiot. Possible traitor to Russia, America’s nemesis for the last 3 decades.

    The next Republican president: An ancient vampire woken from his slumber that thinks slavery should be reestablished and doesn’t understand the concept of empathy. Starts WW3.

  16. I was teached to admit faults and criticize myself, but nowadays when you get caught lying you just shout "fake news " and that's legit? How is Trump a role model for the society in any way? It feels as if they just elected the biggest school bully and now he's jerk no. 1 and we're fucked

  17. Nuclear power is not going on the way he has to do the paperwork and then I don’t have any paperwork to get it back in time to do the job he is not responsible to trump in his business he is a good person to me and I will do not a call you know that he doesn’t know anything.

  18. Golfing is the day you want me a little later today and I can get it to the office and get it done tomorrow and I can do something for tomorrow and I can get it to the end.

  19. Pickle with glasses and glasses glasses and then glasses and a bag with glasses glasses are a good thing for you to get to them for a little bit I don’t have a job.

  20. MAGA was a great night and a great night to you see your beautiful little guy in your life I love him to you get it to the end you will know how much I appreciate it I will let you know when I’m not sure what exactly I can get it to you get to it I’ll call him.

  21. Good show John!
    I'm also John from Murray harbour prince Edward island could you help me get bill Murray show up here😊
    I'm sure that we would rename our hamlet

  22. Sometimes it takes a bit of an outsider give you a fresh and great perspective. Thanx John Oliver for the laughs too!!!

  23. I wish Trump supporters were bright enough to understand common sense delivered in an intelligent manner. He'd have been gone a year ago.

  24. That Trump-being-confronted-about-his-tweet scene in the Oval Office – I think it is very powerful as a look behind the curtain at the Trump phenomenon.

  25. OPINION:







  26. What about Trevor Noah being funnier than you John? Ha, what about that?
    Just kidding John, we love you man. But what about Trevor has no accent but you do? And he is a US Citizen! What about you John? Ha, What about you?

  27. how amazing is it that the randomly generated predictive text sounded like Trumps monologue and even ended with the word SAD?

  28. Trump is an acolyte to the Russians. He has never been man enough to step on the battlefield for America. Therefore he can't possibly ever, appreciate respect comprehend, loyalty devotion, discipline commitment, stability heart, that, pumps blood, the, body, of the American soldier who lived fought became partially or completely paralyzed dying on the battlefield So the next best thing in his feeble mind frail body is to be a traitor. So if you support somebody here in life whose soft, lazy out of shape over fed, and undernourished feebleminded, and physically inadequate submissive subservient. Which could be genetic hereditary or simply a generic learned behavior which I just specified how to be neglectful to oneself which is more pathetic at of the two. In this case Trump is a combination of the worst-case scenarios of those two extreme possibilities. So What kind of spiritual kickback to you think you are entitled to for that type of support. Even if you are not a "trumpet blower" but are freely living, and dining to the lowest standards of quality at the same time living, and dying off having only used the smallest percentage of a fraction of the true potential you were first born with. You're just as bad if not worse. Case closed mercy, and , spiritual welfare are not changing those facts protecting carrying compensating any souls or spirits that are freely connected to a life that does not do its best to improve upon and maintain the quality of it. Which can be demonstrated by doing your best to become physically fit mentally sound spiritually balanced being able to express physical freedom living up to the pleasure, potential responsibility of femininity, and masculinity which validates, confirms, and signifies one as being true towards love, honor, and the creation of life. In layman's terms if life is not free why the hell would death be any cheaper. The good news souls and spirits have paid out are picking up the tab on the end results of dirty low-paying jobs. True punishment is souls and spirits have been are being, managed directed maintain swapped out implemented with all the disease, sickness, illness, pain, injuries, suffering, torment, abuse, neglect, hunger that has been allowed to occur manifesting throughout the history of mankind into what it is today thanks to people like Donald Trump. Here's the deal you're either part of the world solutions or exacerbating the world's problems either way each and every one of us is being held spiritually accountable for each and every moment. Whether you believe are not as secondary to the truth. Now I wish and pray for my soul and spirit to be held spiritually accountable too the statements I proclaim. I guarantee you never see hear another body, man in power, persons of legal, religious authority, leaders ever freely validate the statements they proclaim with that level of certainty. One reason they don't have the best interest of the majority of the population's needs at heart another reason could be they cum from a breed of cowards or simply have a lifestyle that suggests, confirms, and validates them as being feebleminded and physically inadequate submissive subservient it doesn't get any worse than that case closed. Hope you don't miss the deadline. Chuckle Laugh smile grin smile I say with confidence don't be scared as I know you're scared. S.R.F

  29. White American women are beautiful in media..but they are obviously dumb in their always seek for attention from anyone who watches t.v.😘

  30. It's refreshing to listen to humor that has quite a bit of truth in the process.
    Keep it up John Oliver, this is entertainment with the truth hidden between
    the lines. Thank you, I really enjoyed this relief from Trump…

  31. "One fish, two fish, red fish, arm of the executive branch that should operate free from White House interference so as to avoid politically motivated prosecution." 🤣

  32. John oliver is different from other comedians he continues his monologue over the audience showing he is genuinely hilarious and he exposes the corruption that infests so many institutions in America

  33. I love this show there's no clapping on cue and oliver exposes corruption that doesn't get enough attention. An obvious statement I know but hes great

  34. You just know that all of the thumbs down above are from people who refused to watch the video because they don't want to see video examples of Trump's horrific bad behavior. If Obama had been asked a direct question about something he said and refused to discuss it, and then just turned and walked away, Fox News would still be screaming about it years after Obama left office. But with Trump they literally just look the other way.

  35. Please someone tell me that all the clips I've seen is really Trump's attempt to trick people into thinking he's a super dumb-ass, narcissistic, destructive, and incompetent fuck up! Please say that he's pretending to be those rather than ACTUALLY being exactly those! If he is then please tell me his supporters are not really dumb enough to still follow him almost two years later!!! : (

  36. John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and the rest. Prissy, sissy boys. Donald Trump remind them of the bullies who mercilessly tortured them growing up.

  37. I change my mind….I'm not sure about anything, number 45. I have a tee-shirt printed TRE45ON, It's proper and it got a response in a Best Buy recently

  38. The nuclear power and the house the Senate and the house of representatives have a good day today and work goes on to your FB and the house of representatives.

  39. I hate Trump and the far-right but a lot of the stuff in this video was disingenuous at best. The what about murderer analogy doesn't apply at all because Dahmer etc got caught and convicted so how would what about apply? What about actually is an important debate when two people get punished or attacked very differently for very essentially the same thing. The far left does show up to these events brandishing weapons and masks to start with so it's hard for me to empathise when they go looking for trouble and violence based on footage I've seen and things I've experienced.

  40. There’s actually lots of republicans who really hate trump like the rest of us and money regret voting or him in the first place

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