Tag: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver Rips Putin, ‘CBS This Morning’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver on his Last Week Tonight show Sunday night took on how the North Korea news distracted from International Women’s Day, a day in which women all over the country protested for equal rights—and against a president who’s been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at least 19 women. “It was a day…

John Oliver: Trump Using ‘Incompetence’ Defense In Russia Probe

John Oliver started his Last Week Tonight show by first acknowledging the horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 26 people. “Obviously our thoughts are with the people of Texas after today’s horrific incident, details of which are still unfolding as I speak,” said…

John Oliver Talks Corporate Consolidation [VIDEO]

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver explains how big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. “It’s true, ‘small businesses are the backbone of our economy’ is that rare thing that every politician agrees on,” along with “support the troops,”

John Oliver Rips Trump For Refusing To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

On his latest episode John Oliver addressed this weekend of hate display in Charlottesville, Virginia: “It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches—tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ‘white nationalist’ like faux Polynesian kitsch”. “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of…

John Oliver: Stephen Miller Is A Revolting Human [VIDEO]

On his latest episode of Last Week Tonight John Oliver ripped apart White House advisor Stephen Miller for dismissing the Statue of Liberty poem. “You might well think, ‘That’s unfair. Anyone can find a photo of someone looking a bit like a minion.’ But with Miller, it’s genuinely hard to find a photo of him…

John Oliver Rips Trump’s CNN Bodyslam Gif [VIDEO]

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, John ripped apart Trump’s video of him bodyslamming a wrestler with the CNN logo superimposed over the man’s face. “President Trump: The Bachelor in Paradise of American presidents,” and the “disgusting” and “absolutely indefensible” tweets Trump sent Thursday directed toward Morning Joe co-host Mika…

John Oliver Rips Trump’s Coal Plan [VIDEO]

On Last week tonight with John Oliver he dedicated his main story to Trump’s empty promises to coal miners, with the comedian citing the New York City real-estate mogul’s ability to connect with the coal-mining community as “a key reason that we have this cautionary Bible story in the White House.” “But the point here…

Stupid Watergate: John Oliver Breaks Down Trump Scandals Week

John Oliver explained the recent Trump scandals and how exhausting it’s been. “Because the last seven days have been absolutely insane.” “We have to track the latest developments in ‘Stupid Watergate’, a scandal with all the potential ramifications of Watergate but where everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything.” “You should not even share…

John Oliver: Comey Cover Up Is ‘Pack Of Lies’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver started last night show with “Surprise, everyone!” adding, “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t!” Everything about Comey’s firing was unusual, Oliver noted, from Comey having found out about it on TV, to the “genuinely weird” termination letter in which Trump wrote: “while I greatly appreciate your informing me on three separate…

John Oliver Takes On Net Neutrality Part II [VIDEO]

John Oliver fight for equal access to online information once again and informed us on how under serious threat it is under Trump Administration. Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by crashing www.gofccyourself.com. “The Internet is the repository of all human knowledge — and goats singing Taylor Swift songs”

John Oliver To France: ‘Don’t F*ck Up, Too’ [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver sent a message to France: “Don’t fuck up, too.” talking about the upcoming French presidential election. “It is way more important than you might realize,” he said. In next Sunday’s first-round election, multiple candidates are proposing a French exit from the European Union, which would destroy the EU and fracture modern…

John Oliver Rips Stupid Watergate Trump’s Russia Scandal [VIDEO]

John Oliver started tearing down the Trump-Russia saga on his Sunday night show by saying “We begin this evening with President Trump: two words that still simply do not belong together, like ‘baby pubes’ or ‘haunted horse.’” Oliver mentioned that “there is nothing inherently wrong” with meetings between American and Russian officials, but asked why…

John Oliver Rips Trans Order: Trump Is The Real Bathroom Predator [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver called President Donald Trump a hypocrite for his executive order against transgender students. The order would allow students to use their bathroom of their choice in schools. Obama’s order also allowed students to wear a tux to prom or a dress in yearbook photos if it is consistent with their gender…

John Oliver To GOP On Obamacare: ‘The Clock Is Ticking’ [VIDEO]

John Oliver knock down GOPers who could soon vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, without an effective solution or enough justification to do so in the first place. “Republicans have happily complained about the flaws in the law, taken no responsibility for fixing them, and, in fact, have often undermined…

John Oliver: Sweden and Undercovered Stories [VIDEO]

In his latest episode of The Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the president’s notorious press conference and his false claims about Sweden’s terrorist attack. “There is no hard proof yet of direct links between Trump himself and Russia, but he does have a weird, noticeably soft spot to both the country and its leader,”…

John Oliver: ‘How Did We Get A Pathological Liar In The White House?’

John Oliver is back! and on Sunday night he didn’t waste any time tearing down President Donald Trump, his cabinet picks, his inability to shake hands, and his love of fiction, opinion, and belief, instead anything resembling fact. “Trump’s relationship with the truth is going to be of profound importance going forward.” ‘How did we…

John Oliver: We Must Fight Trump, a ‘Klan-Backed Misogynist Internet Troll’

Last night John Oliver broke down why we must ‘stay here and fight’ against President-elect Trump, who is ‘not normal.’ “It’s true! That happened!” he exclaimed. “It turns out, instead of showing our daughters that they could someday be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world.”…

John Oliver: Vote Against Donald Trump [VIDEO]

In his final HBO show before Election Day, Oliver pleaded with his audience to vote Tuesday to not only prevent “the human equivalent of a clear plastic bag filled with cheeseburgers and Confederate flag belt buckles” from assuming the highest office in the land, but also to have a say in important down-ballot initiatives, from…

John Oliver Hilariously Vets Third Parties Candidates [VIDEO]

John Oliver mocked the two most popular third-party candidates on the ballot, Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party), and hilariously vetted each of them for their respective fitness as President of the United States. …the point here is the more you look at Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the more you realize the…

John Oliver: GOP Enabled ‘Pussy-Grabbing’ Trump [VIDEO]

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host took on footage of Trump bragging about committing sexual assault and his half-assed apology. ‘This is on you, too,’ he said of the GOP leadership. …“Yes. That is audio of Donald Trump in 2005 telling a giggling Billy Bush that one of the perks of fame is that he can…

John Oliver Rips Donald Trump Rants About Ex-Miss Universe [VIDEO]

Last Night John Oliver discussed the debate, as well as Donald Trump’s bizarre response, including his insistence that he won the debate based on unscientific polls. But it was John Oliver’s segment on Trump and Alicia Machado that furthermore demonstrated Trump’s long history of comments about women.

John Oliver On Trump’s Sarcasm ‘A Bullshit Excuse’ [VIDEO]

“Wow,” said Oliver in reference to Trump’s ISIS remarks. “Now clearly what he just said is absolutely absurd, but even when people try to help him reframe it, he doubled down.” “Yes, ‘sarcasm’ is a bulls–t excuse,” Oliver responded. “It’s the douchebag’s apology.” Trump then “made it so much weirder when, later that same day,…

John Oliver On Why Local Newspapers Are So Important [VIDEO]

John Oliver talked last night about the struggles of the newspaper industry, “A big part of the blame for this industry’s dire straits is on us and our unwillingness to pay for the work journalists produce,” Oliver said. “We’ve just grown accustomed to getting our news for free. And the longer that we get something…

John Oliver Talks Brexit Aftermath And Trump [VIDEO]

John Oliver addressed Brexit disastrous passage and aftermath in an effort to school Americans about the consequences of a Trump presidency. “Basically, it seems like whoever the next U.K. prime minister is going to be, whether it’s [former London mayor] Boris Johnson or a racist tea kettle, they are going to be in for a…

[VIDEO] Last Week Tonight With John Oliver on NRA & Gun Control

John Oliver lambastes lawmakers for continuing to block gun research as the bodies pile up Describing the NRA as “like PETA, but for guns, and effective,” Oliver explained how the gun organization keeps lawmakers in line, not only through contributions, but by effectively organizing their members to inundate their congressmen with phone calls demanding they…