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John Oliver nails Trump’s issues with his father in an epic 30-second diagnosis

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While “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver closed his show with an assessment of India, he included in it an all-too accurate diagnosis of President Donald Trump’s “daddy issues.”

Trump is scheduled to land in India Monday for his first presidential visit to the country, where he’ll be the guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who he once called the “Father of India.” It was an unfortunate title since Mahatma Gandhi is generally regarded as the “Father of India.”

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But it was the past reference Trump made to Modi that caught Oliver wondering if Trump’s past was showing in his desperate attempts at parental approval.

“Yeah, that’s not so bad. You remember what a father is, right?” Oliver asked. “It’s a guy who brings the family together by giving them lots of money but never emotional validation. Sure, that means the remainder of your life is a series of grasping quests for recognition and unconditional love from everyone around you. And if anyone doesn’t love you enough, you hate them and want them to die in prison. But living this kind of life is kind of like being in a very nice boat, making friends think you’re the best and anyone who doesn’t think that is a small hole in your boat and it lets the water in, and eventually you sink below the waves, and there’s nothing left but you drowning in a silent, screaming, abyss that your father bestows you as your gruesome birth-right.”

He explained that Modi is a lot like that, but for India.

You can see Oliver’s diagnosis below:

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From the moment that protests against racist police violence started to spread from Minneapolis to the rest of the country (and the world), after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin killed an unarmed black man named George Floyd in a gruesome incident captured on video, it's been clear that Donald Trump thought this was exactly the Hail Mary he needed to win re-election. Trump has been desperate for a way to distract the country from the soaring death rate of the coronavirus pandemic (now at 108,000 and counting) and the 40 million left unemployed in the resulting economic collapse. He believed that a racist and sadistic backlash against the protesters was just the ticket.

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Snapchat on Wednesday became the latest social network moving to curb the reach of inflammatory comments by US President Donald Trump, claiming the president has been inciting "racial violence."

The youth-focused social network said it would no longer promote Trump on its Discover platform for recommended content.

"We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover," a statement from Snapchat said.

The move came days after Twitter took an unprecedented stand by hiding a Trump post it said promoted violence, heating up the White House war with Silicon Valley and social media.

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‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.

At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.

McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.

"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."

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