Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Delivers Scathing Review Of Trump Year One

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Delivers Scathing Review Of Trump Year One

Oliver dedicated a significant portion of his show on Sunday to discussing the Trump presidency.

He addressed a tweet from Trump on Saturday, in which the president said he "would never" call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "short and fat". Oliver used Trump's reaction to the attack in Charlottesville, Virginia to explain this notion, saying the president repeatedly asked "what about" the alt-left in the wake of the tragedy, instead of condemning white nationalism.

John Oliver is taking the rest of 2017 off, so he made a decision to dedicate the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the year's most talked about subject: Donald Trump.


"It's staggering how incoherent he is", Oliver said of the past year's worth of Trump speeches. "They're going to clean it", and Oliver mocked him for thinking he meant that literally.

While the audience laughed at the host's jokes, Oliver then told his audience that he wanted to "pull back from the daily Trump-included chaos and take a look at the norms that his presidency has violated". Nevertheless, Tom Hanks is the inspirational figure we only wish could lead all of our past presidents on a world-saving mission. The trailer also included the infamous wax figures of ex-presidents that the late-night show first brought out in July, in a segment dubbed as, "The Last Week Tonight Hall of Dubiously Lifelike Wax Commanders-in-Chief". Hanks says with grave intensity in the fake trailer. Even with the freakish scenario, Hanks continues talking, stating that it "isn't a one-man job" to the figure.

The cherry on top is Hanks' heroic declaration, "Gentlemen... let's go wax these bastards", only for Carter's figurine to fall face-first on the floor. "I know we can count on you, but I'm afraid this isn't a one-man job".

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