John Oliver: Even Fox News 'struggled to spin any positives' from James Comey's testimony on Donald Trump

'Donald Trump’s lies are never plain and simple'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 12 June 2017 08:47
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John Oliver: 'Trump is a walking logical paradox'

John Oliver has continued to lambast Donald Trump’s administration, on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight discussing the ‘damning’ James Comey testimonial.

Once again calling the scandal ‘Stupid Watergate’, the host explained how the former FBI director saying Trump fired him over the Russian investigation was hardly revolutionary, Trump himself having already admitted to as much.

“Donald Trump’s lies are never plain and simple,” Oliver said. “They’re like an everlasting gobstopper [from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]. You’ll never make it through every layer because it was made by an insane person who should never be in charge of anything.”

One of the many areas Comey discussed further during the testimonial was a meeting with Trump where the President asked multiple times for loyalty.

“He is is describing his meeting with the president like a person who thought he was about to be murdered,” the host joked.

There was also further talk about the pair’s one-on-one meal, which Comey admitted was a surprise, having expected more people to be present.

Oliver continued: “It’s better to have a dinner alone with Trump than have Jared Kushner there too, just staring at you silently with his creepy, dead eyes.”

The host also went after Fox News, detailing how the broadcaster “struggled to spin any positives.” A montage of various Fox pundits talking about the testimonial — in which they questioned the President’s credibility as well as labelling the situation as “damning” and “politically damaging”.

The most “infuriating” response, though, was not Trump’s paradoxical Tweet the next day, but Paul Ryan’s defence. “The President is new to this,” Ryan said, Oliver explain how that just “proves that you can live a normal healthy life without a spine.” Watch in full below.

Last week, Oliver spoke about the London and Manchester terror attack incidents, saying: “In no way is Britain under siege. Is it upset? Yes. Is it pissed off? Oh, you f*cking bet it’s pissed off.” Read more here.

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