Last Week Tonight Television

John Oliver calls on Congress to act in response to Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey

1. Can he really be this stupid? 2. Does he really think we, as a country, are this stupid? 3. Are we, as a country, this stupid? It’s entirely possible the answer to all three questions are ‘yes.’

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.’”


    1. cec’s WE call him 44 as we went 8 years without a president… what’s his name, osama was a waste of 8 years… I feel better now and his so called legacy is being erased DAILY on the floor of the senate. btw cec’s who did you support? the scandal ridden bitch OR her LAPDOG bernie?


  1. Clearly we are not in control, the kochs, the nra, maybe putin but, clearly the oligarchs have us by the balls too and we thank the gop,dick chenney, and george W


    1. Dion Rose Sr. That system works in countries with 1/4 of the population of the usa. The process has proven to work for 200 plus years. Not liking a candidate is no reason to cry foul.Were you upset when Mondale, Dukakis, Dole, Romney, MCcann lost?


  2. I love the idiocy that would propel a person to conclude that political differences of opinion are due to stupidity.
    Dats gotsta be it, dey is estupido.


  3. And of course there is suspiciously absent any talk by the left or their cohorts in the “unbiased press” of limiting the power of a president who oversteps their authority when a democrat putz sits in the oval orifice.


  4. Yes…,we can be this stupid…….or to be nice about it……very uninformed. Hope this experience teaches those who misvoted to do their homework an choose resources other than FOX News or Breitbart. That’s where Trump gets his info.


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