On Last Week Tonight, Oliver treated a range of recent Trump controversies, as the president Boy Scouts speech and the proposed in-migration bill
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took is targeted at the Trump administration for its continued, self-generated chaos, addressing the presidents statements about his speech to the Boy Scouts jamboree, the White House not satisfying his standards, flustering leaked phone call records with other world leaders and advisor Stephen Millers contentious exchange with members of the press regarding the administrations proposed immigration legislation.
Much like the break-up of western civilization, we begin tonight with Donald Trump, the Donald Trump Jr of American chairpeople, Oliver embarked. Trump is taking a 17 -day vacation from duty, which signifies, more importantly, America may be getting a 17 -day vacation from Trump.
Although while hes there he will still have access to the nuclear codes and, even worse, wifi, so dont relax, never relax, your life is still a torture chamber of horror and panic, the emcee sustained. Trump was leaving at the end of what the White House has regarded American Dream week, which Trump chose to mark by humiliating as numerous American institutions as he possibly could.
Oliver then recapped some of the contentions that engulfed the administration last week, as the president lie that the president of the Boy Scouts announced him to praise his speech at the celebration, and a report in Golf magazine that Trump called the White House a dump.
Yes, it seems a bit odd to call an objectively grand mansion a dump, Oliver spoke, also noting that Trump refuted the narrative in a tweet. Until you remember that Trumps experience in interior design is a cross between C-3POs colon and a museum where no one has in the past learned anything.
The journalist who wrote that narrative stood by it, stating that Trump said this in front of eight or nine parties, which is actually a somewhat brilliant method to get Trump to confirm it: estimation the dimensions of the his army and just wait for him to redress you, Oliver joked before lampooning the presidents preoccupation with crowd size.
I didnt call the White House a drop in front of eight or nine beings; I said it in front of hundreds of thousands of people, and all of them were tens, and all of them loved it and the next day everyone called me and told me no one has ever done a better chore of announcing the White House a dump.
Oliver persisted: I dont want to give you the impression it was only Trump in the White House criticizing cornerstones of America this week. It was also Stephen Miller, programme adviser and Vitamin D-deficient minion. It is genuinely hard to find photographs of him not looking like a minion.
Miller spoke to the press this week about the White House support for a stringent migration invoice, which would reduce legal immigration in half over a decade and build citizenship contingent on causes such as English ability, educational level and job skills, Oliver explained.
He then established the now-notorious footage of Millers heated exchange with Jim Acosta, CNNs White House correspondent, about the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty; Miller said the poem was added subsequently, interpreting its message unimportant.
Just because it wasnt part of the original does not mean to say it is worthless, Oliver responded. Some of the one thing ever realise were changed partway through. Did you know, for instance, there was a day when the Fast& Furious movies didnt have The Rock in them? Its true, and they sucked. Thats why they included the fucking Rock.
That clearly wasnt the greatest patch of communication from Stephen Miller, so naturally the White House is now considering him for the communications director place, taking over for the affectionately varied Mooch, Oliver remarked, following to delve into Millers controversial history.
Hes 31 human years old, Oliver joked. Hes the same age as the Olsen twins. The level is Miller is so young that there are actually videos on the internet of what he was like in high school.
Oliver then indicated an old-fashioned video of Miller campaigning for student government; in it, he says he is tired of were requested to pick up his own junk, adding that there are plenty of custodians to do it for us.
He is rightfully one of the most revolt humans, parentheses minions, I have ever seen, Oliver suggested. In a course, there is no more fitting spokesperson for the Trump administration than an entitled, elitist asshole who refuses to take responsibility for the messes he makes and who are in a position somehow was also able to pick a fight with a fucking statue.
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