On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver compared Hillary Clinton’s scandals to Donald Trump’s and the result calculation was almost completely one-sided. Clinton may have some problems, but Trump is the embodiment of problem.
Clinton’s two main problems during this election have been her email server and the Clinton Foundation, but both have been investigated and little has come of it. “We’ve spent several frustrating weeks trolling through all the innuendo and exaggeration surrounding her email and foundation scandals. And the worst thing you can say is they both look bad, but the harder you actually look, the less you actually find.”
On the other hand, the Trump Foundation used donor funds to purchase a signed Tim Tebow helmet and a 6-foot painting of Trump that never went to charity. It also contributed to Florida attorney general Pam Bondi’s campaign just as she was investigating Trump University and used Foundation money to settle lawsuits for Trump.
“This campaign has been dominated by scandals, but it is dangerous to think that there is an equal number on both sides,” Oliver said. “And you can be irritated by some of Hillary’s â€• that is understandable â€• but you should then be f—king outraged by Trump’s.”
“Ethical failings in a politician are like raisins in a cookie,” Oliver said, ramping up to his big finish. “They shouldn’t be there. They disgust people. But most politicians have at least a few raisins.”
“Hillary is a cookie like this one,” he said, presenting an oatmeal raisin cookie. “She arguably has more raisins than average. There’s probably 10 of those little f—kers in there.”
“But we all need to remember that when it comes to Donald Trump, this is the amount of raisins that he represents,” Oliver said, as raisins rained down from the ceiling.
“If you don’t like raisins, I get it — they’re disgusting,” Oliver said. “But unfortunately, this November, you’re going to have to swallow 10, or we’re all going to be eating this shit for years.”