On Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’, host John Oliver weighed in on the mess that is President Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter war.
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Oliver began his monologue by calling Trump “The Bachelor in Paradise of American presidents,” and saying that his tweets are, as always, “absolutely indefensible” and “disgusting.”
“He’s pretty open about how grossly shitty he can be, so we can’t be shocked when he suddenly is,” remarked Oliver.
But Oliver’s main concern isn’t the President’s immaturity on Twitter. He believes these Tweets are distracting from the larger issues at hand, specifically Trump’s Muslim ban.
“This ban is cruel, it’s unnecessary, and it undermines our standing in the world,” said Oliver, getting serious. “So you would think the president would at least be justifying its existence. Instead, he keeps derailing the conversation with his barrage of bullshit,” said Oliver.
Indeed, an even more recent Twitter ‘scandal’ involving Trump body-slamming a man representing CNN in a low quality spoof video has many mainstream media outlets hopelessly distracted.
Referring to a recent segment on ABC’s ‘This Week’, in which host Martha Raddatz and Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert were set to discuss the travel ban, Oliver said, “they never got around to it, because they had to address yet another unhinged tweet.”
“You know, at this point I have no choice but to admit that Trump was right: There is at least one grandparent who poses a grave and immediate threat to America,” said Oliver, referencing one of the revised travel ban stipulations that grandparents do not qualify as bona fide relationships with applicants trying to enter the United States. “Unfortunately, it’s the grandparent currently in fucking charge of it.”