Despite trying so hard to resist talking about him, John Oliver spent the first segment of Sunday’s Last Week Tonight recapping President Trump’s latest crazy week. On Friday night the president made a reference to a terrorist attack in Sweden that never happened, then blamed it on a something Tucker Carlson talked about on Fox News.
“So, sifting through Trump’s brain so see why he said something is now like examining a shark’s stomach to see what it ate,” Oliver said. Last week Kim Jong-Un’s half brother was poisoned in Malaysia, but all anyone could talk about was Trump’s Sweden flub and his awful press conference.
“You can’t avoid talking about him,” Oliver said. “In the past week alone, he has designated the media as enemy of the people, put an EPA-hating nominee at the head of the EPA, lost his nominee for Labor Secretary and his national security adviser and signed a bill undoing Barack Obama’s protections waterways from coal mining waste.”
Oliver then went on to discuss Trump’s mess of a first solo press conference, which he likened to “watching someone shoot firecrackers out of their arse.” Watch the clip to see what else he had to say about it.