Comedian John Oliver had the last word on the week of President Donald Trump’s war against the weather or #SharpieGate. Beginning his show Sunday, Oliver said that Trump “seemingly spent the entire week desperately trying to prove he’s in the right when he predicted last Sunday that “Alabama was among the states most likely to be hit by Hurricane Dorian.”
The effort by Trump involved ten tweets, a Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy, and the National Weather Service telling meteorologists not to dispute the president’s false information. Then there was the infamous map that Trump changed with a Sharpie.
When asked by about it by reporters, Trump insisted he had no idea how his Sharpie drawing managed to get on the official NOAA map.
“Really? You don’t know?” Oliver jabbed. “Are you sure about that? You don’t think that you might have done it? And I have to say, for someone who lies so constantly, it’s genuinely astounding how bad he is at it. There’s a non-zero chance that if he loses every state next year, he’ll claim he’s won by standing next to a fully blue map with the word RED written on it with Sharpie stains on his fingers, saying, ‘How did this happen? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.'”
A White House official ultimately told the Washington Post that it was Trump who made the drawing, saying, “no one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie…”
Oliver then walked through all the times Trump tried to fix things he didn’t like using a Sharpie, including one incident where an Oliver writer had a story of hers returned to her editor with tons of Sharpie notes written on it from the president.
Oliver then went into a hilarious takedown of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.
"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.
I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"
The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.
"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.
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Donald Trump is making a mockery of Marco Rubio — and the Florida senator is letting him
Sen. Marco Rubio was once one of Donald Trump’s most formidable opponents; now, the Florida senator bends over backward to excuse the president’s corruption.
In 2016, Rubio and Trump sparred frequently on the Republican primary debate stage. Trump picked the uninspired nickname “Little Marco” for the senator, which didn’t seem to do much damage on its own, but Rubio never gained the momentum or strength that his backers hoped would prove to be strong enough to take down the reality TV candidate. As Rubio grew desperate, he launched one of his most memorable and pitiful attacks by stooping to his opponent’s level, implying that Trump had a small penis. It was more of an embarrassing moment for Rubio than anyone else, though Trump helped himself with a crude rejoinder.
The faith of Fox News: How the network’s propaganda warps viewers’ sense of reality
A longtime sticking point among Fox News employees is their insistent differentiation between its news division, where employees practice actual journalism, and its opinion division, where employees practice actual nativism, spew misinformation, and have been actively campaigning for Donald Trump’s re-election since 2016. Inside the organization, they claim to believe that the news side is separate from the opinion side, and insist that the audience can tell the difference.
News anchor Shepard Smith once characterized comparing the two as “apples and teaspoons.”