On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver reacted to the biggest news of the week—Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey while Comey was heading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. “Do you remember normal weeks? Because I don’t. I don’t remember what they felt like,” Oliver began.
Oliver then read the letter Trump sent to Comey, which read, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.”
“OK. It is just inherently suspicious to try and put words in Comey’s mouth as you kick him out the door,” Oliver remarked. “That is the equivalent of a breakup text reading: ‘While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that I was the most enthusiastic, dexterous, and intuitive lover you ever had, I nevertheless must terminate your position as my girlfriend. Eggplant emoji.’”
Oliver also reacted to Trump’s interview with Lester Holt in which he admitted that the Russia investigation was on his mind when he decided to fire Comey. “What are you doing? ‘I was thinking of the Russia investigation when I fired Comey’ is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud!” said a nonplussed Oliver. “It’s the kind of response that makes you ask three question: 1. Can he really be this stupid?, 2. Does he really think we, as a country, are this stupid?, and 3. Are we, as a country, this stupid? And it’s entirely possible the answer to all three questions are ‘yes.’”