John Oliver appeared on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, just days before his own show returns from hiatus.
“Last Week Tonight” returns Sunday on HBO, and Oliver joined his former “Daily Show” colleague Monday night on SBC to talk about Brexit and President Donald Trump.
“The end is in sight,” Colbert said, noting that Trump’s first term was halfway over, and suggesting his presidency would end in two years.
“I definitely don’t have that kind of optimism,” Oliver said. “To say we’re halfway through his presidency, I think, is to ignore the concept of second term possibility. We are two to six years away from the end his presidency.”
Audience members began to boo, and Oliver joked: “Oh, wow — are there some big Trump 2024 fans in here?”
But, he said, Trump’s presidency would eventually come to an end — either in two years, or six years.
“We all have something to aim at,” Oliver said. “We all have a finish line like in a marathon that we can all try to stumble over, be covered in a silver cape and have someone say, you really shouldn’t have done that.”
Colbert said Americans need only to “stay alive” until January 2025 to see Trump leave the White House.
“I think that’s what we all have to do, all of us, especially Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Oliver said, as the audience cheered. “I mean, listen, if she can function Tinkerbell-style, that we can just keep her alive by clapping our hands, then at that point Pelosi needs to go full alligator clap. Just believe, children, believe!”
Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report
There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.
But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.
Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders
On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.
"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.
He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."
Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar
At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.
One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"
Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.
Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.