Sunday evening Last Week Tonight host John Oliver delivered the segment everyone has been waiting for this election season: an all-out assault on the presidential campaign of “bullshit artist” Donald Trump.
Oliver unleashed a whirlwind of one-liners aimed at Trump’s chronic lying, his baseless boasting and his string of failed business ventures — all of which have either gone unnoticed or ignored by voters who believe that the “Trump brand” stands for “quality”
“Donald Trump can seem appealing until you take a closer look. Much like the lunch buffet at a strip club. Or the NFL. Or having a pet chimpanzee,” the HBO host explained. “Sure, it seems fun, but someday Coco is going to rip your f*cking limbs off.”
Oliver called into question Trump’s claim that he is worth “TEN BILLION DOLLARS” which the candidate’s campaign boasts on its website, in all-caps no less.
According to Oliver, Trump may “only be worth a mere $150 to $250 million dollars,” which he admitted is a lot of money. However Trump inflates his worth by stating that his “brand” — by which he means the Trump name — is worth $3 billion alone.
Quoting from testimony Trump gave in a libel case, the host pointed out that Trump estimates his net worth based upon “feelings, even my own feelings… and that can change rapidly from day to day.”
“Think about that,” Oliver stated. “He claimed that his net worth changes depending upon his mood, which makes absolutely no sense. Partly because he always seems to be in the same mood. Specifically, smug yet gassy.”
With Trump boasting, “If I put my name on something, you know it’s going to be good,” Oliver ticked off a laundry list of Trump ventures from Trump Vodka to Trump Steaks (oddly sold at The Sharper Image) and even Trump Mortgages (launched before the housing bubble exploded) — all of which went belly-up.
Oliver summed Trump up as a “bullshit artist selling a shitty lifestyle” to a public that bought into his “Trump brand” hype, and that is exactly how he has come to lead the 2016 Republican presidential field.
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Expert breaks down the ultimate goal of Trump’s ‘classic Russian-style disinformation campaign’
Jonathan Rauch, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, spoke with CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday to explain the ultimate goal of President Donald Trump's false accusations of a rigged and stolen election.
Rauch was asked by Stelter if the issue is Trump is simply trapped in the delusion that he actually beat President-elect Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
"Is delusion a fair word for these election lies?" Stelter wondered.
"No, actually, I don't think it is," Rauch replied. "It's hard to know what's going on in the mind of the president, but you don't really need to. What you need to know is that what he is running right now is a classic Russian-style disinformation campaign of a type known as the firehose of falsehood. That's when you utilize every channel, not just media, but also the bully pulpit, even litigation to push out as many different stories and conspiracy theories and lies and half-truths as you possibly can in order to flood the zone if with disinformation."
Trump’s ex-election security official attacks Giuliani for ‘apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election’
President Donald Trump and his legal crew of misfit attorneys have waged 39 lawsuits to overturn the 2020 election. All but one of them has been laughed out of court. Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have continued going to court in an attempt to get a legal challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump also fired his cybersecurity czar responsible for securing the election after refusing to corroborate the story that the election was stolen.
In an interview with "60 Minutes," Chris Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, explained that Giuliani and Trump are apparently attempting "to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people.”
‘Failed incumbent’ Trump is being ignored now that his ‘mystique is gone’: Ex-GOPer Dave Jolly
Former Republican Rep. David Jolly explained that there are two problems outgoing President Donald Trump is facing: First, he is resting comfortably in his own house of denial, but second, his advisers aren't doing their jobs in walking him through his lack of options to steal the 2020 election.
"None of those advisers will actually go to work for Donald Trump," said Jolly. "Consider just among the legal community the number of reputable lawmakers that said we won't have a meritless claim because their reputation is on the line as well."
He recalled all of the times Trump bragged that he would hire "all the best people" for the White House and cabinet.