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John Oliver returns to slam Trump’s horrendous foreign policy

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Last Week Tonight has been on hiatus all winter, and John Oliver missed out on quite a bit of Trump news, so on Sunday night, he dedicated his main segment to the president’s foreign policy failures.

“America’s reputation overseas is under attack from its own president,” Oliver said during a segment called Trump vs. The World. In the segment, Oliver recapped Trump’s many foreign policy failures and showed how the president has tarnished America’s reputation in other parts of the world.

But Oliver has a message for the rest of the world. “Donald Trump does not reflect America,” Oliver said, before walking that claim back a little, “I mean, to be completely honest, he does reflect it a bit, but the point is America is not one thing. It’s a beautiful mess of contradictions where good and bad are mixed together.”

He then defended all the good and bad America has to offer.

John Oliver praises Parkland survivors for standing up against the NRA

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After the tragic shooting at a Parkland, FL high school last week left 17 dead, politicians fell back on their usual talking points, but as John Oliver pointed out on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, the aftermath of this shooting felt a little different, because the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had heard enough.

“When the ‘now’s not the time’ argument came out,” Oliver observed, “the kids from that school said, ’You know what? Yes, it fucking is.’”

Student Emma Gonzalez gave an impassioned speech at a gun control rally, saying, “They say that no laws could’ve been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS!”

“We call BS,” Oliver echoed. “It is a little ironic that the people who are acting with the most maturity in this horrifying situation aren’t even old enough to say the word ‘bullsh*t’ in front of their parents. Those kids have already announced a march next month, and in doing so they’re challenging adults to participate in a real conversation about gun violence.”

This students have already announced that they will lead the “March For Our Lives” on March 24, which will take place in cities across the US in hopes of pushing forward the conversation on gun violence.

‘Children are being murdered’: Jimmy Kimmel pleads for change after Parkland shooting

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Jimmy Kimmel is the only late night show airing new episodes this week, so it was up to him to administer the now-too-typical weighty monologue reacting to yet another mass shooting.

After a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Jimmy Kimmel pleaded with the nation’s leaders to take action.

Kimmel began by agreeing with a few statements from Trump’s speech following the shooting. “No child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school,” said Trump. “No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.” Kimmel agreed, but offered more than what Trump was willing to say.

“And here’s what you do to fix that,” Kimmel said. “Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio—all the family men who care so much about their communities—that what we need are laws, real laws that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV and tell them to do that.”

“And don’t you dare let anyone say it’s too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal shootings we’ve had in this country this year.”

“Children are being murdered.”

Seth Meyers looks at Trump’s ‘misogyny and hostility’ toward women

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On Thursday’s Late Night, Seth Meyers took “A Closer Look” at the Trump administration’s attitude towards women after high level aide Rob Porter resigned following accusations of physical abuse by his ex-wives.

“Trump attacks a lot of people but there’s something in particular that really seems to anger him,” Meyers said, show pictures of women Trump has verbally abused.

“I can’t put my finger on it, it’s really a mystery,” Meyers remarked.

Meyers went on to say how “the Trump White House’s misogyny and hostility towards women were once again on display this week” when his administration defended Porter.

“This is a White House that has repeatedly chosen the denials of men over the many corroborated stories of women, whether it’s in the case of Roy Moore, Corey Lewandowski or Trump himself.”

Stephen Colbert attacks White House over Rob Porter allegations

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On Thursday’s Late ShowStephen Colbert reacted to reports that the White House ignored allegations of domestic abuse against Rob Porter, a high level aide.

Porter resigned this week after both of his ex-wives accused him of violent behavior, but the White House allegedly knew months ago. “Now, these are horrible, sickening revelations. So the White House had no choice but to defend him,” Colbert wryly remarked.

“Is the Trump administration so desperate for people who are even mildly competent that they’re willing to overlook anything? ‘O.K., it says here in your résumé that you are a meth-dealing cannibal human trafficker who runs a cockfighting ring — and proficient in Excel, that’s good! Welcome aboard!’”

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