John Oliver feels responsible for Donald Trump’s disastrous Presidential campaign, according to CNN. It was only three years ago that the Last Week Tonight host actually encouraged the real estate mogul to run for President because he thought that a “Trump candidacy would be funny.”
“Do it. I will personally write you a campaign check now on behalf of this country, which does not want you to be president, but which badly wants you to run.”
— CNN (@CNN) November 7, 2016
Of course, there is no way that Oliver or anyone else could have predicted how successful Trump’s campaign would become, but the comedian joked that he has “no defense” for what he did.
“I’m an idiot.”
John Oliver has also encouraged Donald Trump to “take the f***ing bet,” according to Entertainment Weekly. The Last Week Tonight host has offered to give the Republican presidential candidate one of his Emmy awards in exchange for Trump accepting the results of today’s election.
— Laura Daniel (@LauraMDaniel) October 30, 2016
It’s still as yet unknown whether Trump will actually lose the presidential election when Americans head to voting booths today, November 8, but John Oliver seems to be pessimistic about Trump’s bright future in the White House.
During a recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed Trump’s controversial comments about election results, which he said during the final presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump said he would keep the country “in suspense” if he loses this year’s presidential election, but John Oliver says there is no such thing as keeping presidential election results “in suspense” because it’s not “an American Idol results show.”
But John Oliver was far from finished and continued throwing mud at the Republican presidential candidate, saying that people who vote for Trump “will plunge the country into anarchy.”
John Oliver’s comments were inspired by the exchange of quips between Clinton and Trump during the third and final presidential debate when the Democratic candidate criticized Trump for often saying American systems are “rigged” against his win in the election.
To prove that Trump never admits his defeat, Clinton cited her rival’s campaign against the Television Academy because he failed to win a single Emmy for The Apprentice. Well, John Oliver has plenty of those and is even ready to make a bet with Trump!
— Ivan (@ivan2266) October 24, 2016
During his HBO show, John Oliver even explained why Trump would want an Emmy.
“Of course he wants an Emmy. It’s a woman, it’s gold, and it’s proportionate to his tiny hands. It’s basically Trump’s ideal mate.”
But John Oliver also warned that if Trump loses the presidential election, America will be unlikely to witness a concession speech from him, because, as explained by the host, Trump is “medically incapable of accepting that he is a loser.”
So John Oliver has a trick to fool Trump into giving that concession speech. The trick is to make Trump feel that he won at least something. The Last Week Tonight host has offered Trump to bet on the outcome of 2016 presidential election.
“I will take the side that you win; you take the side that you lose.”
So even if Trump loses, he will still win the bet with John Oliver. And to motivate the Republican candidate, Oliver pulled one of his Emmy Awards and said he knows that Trump wants it.
Joking that Trump won’t even have to take that Emmy award “furniture shopping” (a reference to Trump’s sexist comments during the recently-leaked tape from a 2005 Access Hollywood video), John Oliver asks the Republican to “take the f***ing bet.”
Neither Trump nor his campaign team has responded to John Oliver’s bet.
John Oliver seems to have a problem with presidential candidates this year, according to Jewish Business News. The HBO late night talk show host was recently slammed by Jill Stein, the presidential candidate from the Green Party.
For those who’re wondering, Stein is struggling to get at least 2 percent of the votes, according to most recent polls. But nonetheless, Stein was offended by John Oliver for reportedly taking her words out of context and making fun of her in one of his Last Week Tonight episodes.
Jill Stein: John Oliver is wrong that I don’t understand QE. Also Jill Stein: statement that shows I don’t understand QE pic.twitter.com/WraCShCcBZ
— Javier Hernandez (@JHernandezUM) November 1, 2016
Stein, who wants to become America’s first Jewish president (and the first female president of the U.S.), issued a statement in which she slammed John Oliver for misinterpreting her plan to cancel student debt.
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