John Oliver buys Fox & Friends advert space to tell Donald Trump about the American Health Care Act

'You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 13 March 2017 14:05
Comments
John Oliver presenting Last Week TonighT
John Oliver presenting Last Week TonighT

John Oliver spent a long time mocking Republicans who called Obamacare the “worst piece of legislation ever,” saying: “The worst piece of legislation ever – so good news, Fugitive Slave Act, you’re finally off the hook.”

This week, the ex-Community actor was once again forced to talk about Obamacare following the American Health Care Act (ACHA) reveal, which he likened to “Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Curse of Johnny Depp Getting Divorced and Needing the Money.”

“You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway,” he started before playing a dozen clips of commentators saying the ACHA is “dead on arrival”.

After looking inside the bill - which gives people higher tax credits the older you are - Oliver noted how President Donald Trump has said very little on the subject, seemingly distancing himself from the project.

“Holy Shit! Trump is not clamouring to put his name on this bill!” the comic joked, then naming numerous products Trump has put his name on (Vodka, ties).

“It is f**king important everyone understands what is in [the bill],” he continued. “The bill Trump is championing will actually increase costs for older, poorer Americans… Someone needs to explain this to him.”

Oliver then explained how he will once again take out an ad space during Fox & Friends, the President’s seemingly go-to news outlet, to explain ACHA to him.

Recently, China’s Foreign Ministry called the Dalai Lama a "deceptive actor” after he was interviewed by Oliver, saying: "The Dalai Lama's comments in the interview perhaps appeared humorous and funny, but these words are all lies that do not accord with the facts.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in