On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver ripped into Donald Trump for his pitiful response to Khizr Khan. Oliver began the segment by recapping a Democratic National Convention marred by scandal and echoes of corruption. But starting at minute 13 of the clip, John laid into Trump for disregarding Khizr and his wife, Ghazala, whose son was a soldier killed in Iraq.
“The main takeaway from these two weeks is that, incredibly, we may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities,” Oliver said. “And I genuinely did not think that that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at.”
Khizr spoke directly to Trump in his speech, while an overwhelmed Ghazala remained silent. Trump didn’t hesitate to assume she was silent due to her Muslim faith. “For a start,” Oliver responded, “his wife has explained that she chose not to speak because she gets too upset when she sees images of her dead son’s face, you f—king asshole.”
Trump did not stop there. When asked by George Stephanopoulos about Khizr’s accusation that he has never sacrificed anything or anyone, Trump listed his resume of creating jobs and running a business. “I think they’re sacrifices.”
“No! No, they are absolutely not,” Oliver said. “They are self-serving half-truths from a self-serving half-man who has somehow convinced half the country that sacrifice is the same thing as success.”
Watch the clip for more.