The presidential candidacy of businessman Donald Trump has been a rich vein of comedy gold for Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, who once again hammered the buffoonish billionaire on Sunday night — this time for his ignorance of all things nuclear.
Calling Trump “America’s potential next president,” the HBO host noted that Trump seemed ill-equipped to talk seriously about foreign policy and nuclear proliferation.
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper last Tuesday, Trump glibly suggested that countries that live under the umbrella of American security should step up, protect themselves and be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.
“At some point we have to say, you know what, we’re better off if Japan protects itself against this maniac in North Korea,” Trump told Cooper. “We’re better off, frankly, if South Korea is going to start to protect itself.”
Asked about Saudi Arabia getting nukes, Trump replied: “Saudi Arabia? Absolutely.”
“He says that with the confidence of a man who could easily find Saudi Arabia on a map if he was given three tries — and the map only included countries ending with ‘Arabia,’” a smirking Oliver said.
Trump also stated that nukes could be used in Europe because: “Europe is a big place.”
“It’s ‘a big place’ is not a good excuse for using nuclear weapons,” Oliver explained. “It’s barely a good excuse for peeing in the ocean.”
Oliver then turned to comments made by President Obama about Trump’s interview, with the president stating that Trump “doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally.”
“President Obama is basically implying there that you could fill a book with the things Donald Trump doesn’t know,” Oliver translated. “That book being the encyclopedia.”
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Rick Wilson buries Pam Bondi for ‘laughable and shallow’ impeachment defense designed to dazzle Trump
Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Republican campaign consultant Rick Wilson leveled former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for her defense of Donald Trump on Monday -- which turned into a diatribe against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Speaking with host Willie Geist, Wilson also brought up accusations os political corruption against Bondi who dropped a Florida state lawsuit against Trump before he became president after a PAC associated with her received a substantial political donation.
"This is also one of the great master fantasies of the Trump campaign, make Hunter Biden a major issue in the 2020 election and Pam Bondi played to one audience. and that was Fox and Trump that's all they cared about," he explained. "That's all they were trying to accomplish, and, look, she goes way back with Donald Trump; left office under a cloud when she left the office of attorney general in Florida, because she had taken basically a $25,000 bribe from Donald Trump about Trump University and drop the lawsuit in Florida."
Fox & Friends hosts fume over Bolton revelations: ‘I didn’t want witnesses, I wanted this thing to be over!’
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday bitterly complained that former national security adviser John Bolton had prolonged President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate -- and suggested it was all because he was "trying to sell a book."
At the start of the segment, co-host Brian Kilmeade admitted that leaked revelations about Bolton's upcoming book had changed the game and that it was impossible to imagine the president being acquitted without any witnesses being called.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe uncorks hilarious rant against ‘confederacy of dunces’ defending Trump from impeachment
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough breathlessly ranted, as his co-hosts cracked up with laughter, against the "confederacy of dunces" defending President Donald Trump from impeachment.
The "Morning Joe" host mocked the hours-long parade of attorneys -- including Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi -- offering specious legal arguments to defend the president at his Senate impeachment trial.
"You had a confederacy of dunces defending him in impeachment," Scarborough said. "Their arguments were absolutely stunning."
The defense team painted Rudy Giuliani as a minor player in the Ukraine scheme, although multiple witnesses have described him as the hub of the operation, and Starr, the lead investigator in Bill Clinton's impeachment, bemoaned the "age of impeachment."