John Oliver: 'Donald Trump dominates the news like a fart dominates a car'

'There is simply no escape from him'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 20 February 2017 17:55
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John Oliver presenting Last Week TonighT
John Oliver presenting Last Week TonighT

With the return of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver’s crusade against the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, continues.

Despite having said the show will not be dominated by Trump, the British comedian admitted there’s no getting away from the Republican.

“Trump dominates the news cycle like a fart dominates the interior of a Volkswagen Beetle,” he told the audience. “There is simply no escape from him.”

Oliver then pointed to the rally in Florida that happened over the weekend, saying: “While his speech was mostly boilerplate Trump - the media is fake, Chicago is a nightmare, I’m the greatest - there was one thing he said while warning about the danger of refugees that caught people’s attention.”

Of course, the ex-Community actor was referring to Trump’s comments on Sweden in which he claimed there was a recent terrorist attack on the country, something representatives from the country have vehemently denied.

“Here’s where we’re at right now. Trump can dominate the news merely by referencing something that didn’t happen in Sweden,” Oliver continued before moving onto the infamous press conference that happened earlier in the week.

He added: “You can’t avoid talking about him. In the past week alone, he has designated the media as enemy of the people, put an EPA-hating nominee at the head of the EPA, lost his nominee for Labour Secretary and his national security adviser and signed a bill undoing Barack Obama’s protections waterways from coal mining waste.”

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In the same show, Oliver also created a pop song meant to warn Trump about his ‘special relationship’ with the President of Russia, Vladamir Putin.

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