But that's not because he's less absurd.
For example, Zinke has made a big deal of claiming to be a geologist.
"He is not a f*cking geologist," Oliver said. "He has never been a geologist."
Rather, Zinke majored in geology while on a football scholarship at the University of Oregon.
Zinke has also boasted about his high school football record, belonging to the Navy S.E.A.L. team that killed Osama Bin Laden more than a decade after he'd retired.
Oliver points out that Trump may not totally understand what Zinke's department does—and that "he sounds like a man at a yard sale trying to sell a couch he f*cked."
Zinke also, oddly, has his own flag and commemorative coins.
"I believe the exchange rate for them is 'here, take it, I don't want it, the guy's not even a f*cking geologist," he said.