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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The Senate then gave up, handing the responsibility for the bill over to the White House and told them to negotiate with the House, but the White House is less interested in unemployment benefits and wants more corporate bailouts.
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At his daily COVID-19 briefing, Cuomo said that it was time for the president to hit the "reset button" on his handling of the pandemic.
"If we don't tell the truth on the reset, COVID will never end," the New York governor explained. "It will ricochet across the country. It will just bounce back and forth."
"This was a colossal blunder -- how COVID was handled by this federal government," he continued. "Shame on all of you. Six months, lives lost. Hit the reset button, yes."
Trump snaps at Jim Acosta for reminding him of coronavirus death toll: ‘Fake news CNN’
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During a question-and-answer session with reporters, the president boasted that the United States had done an "amazing" job at handling the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point Acosta interrupted him and tried to ask him about the 155,000 people who have died from the disease in just five months.
"The U.S. has so many deaths," Acosta said.
"Hold it!" Trump replied.
"So many countries around the world..."
"Fake news CNN," he said. "Hold it. We have done a great job in this country. We haven't been given enough -- not me, Vice President Pence, the task force -- have not been given the kind of credit."