Published: Tue, May 16, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

John Oliver Says We Should Blame Congress For Enabling Trump's Scandals


On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Oliver discussed the termination of former FBI Director James Comey.

With that exasperated declaration, the comedian set about unpacking the week's news on his Sunday show, HBO's "Last Week Tonight" - starting with, no surprise, President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James B. Comey.

Following news that Bill English, the Prime Minister of New Zealand - or "wallaby f**k island", as Oliver prefers to call it - didn't find the comedic stylings of the Last Week Tonight host that amusing, Oliver hit back.

"Everything about Comey's firing was unusual", Oliver began.

Sunday night, that meant taking some time to talk about Trump's abrupt firing of former FBI director James Comey, which the president later admitted was, in part, due to his ongoing investigation over the administration's potential ties with Russian Federation.

Oliver gave his own summary of the back-and-forth that could have occurred between Comey and Trump and expressed that it's almost impossible for Trump to surprise him at this point.

According to the White House, Comey was sacked late Tuesday on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein. If you said he fired Comey because he's investigating Russian Federation, I'd believe you. "If you wanted him to confess to murder all a lawyer would have to say is, "your honour, the killer could not possibly have been Donald Trump, it must have been someone much stronger, and smarter, with a much hotter daughter". Oliver pointed out, explaining that it led him to ask three questions. "And it's entirely possible the answer to all three questions are 'yes.'" Unfortunately Oliver may be right - but there's the chance that Trump could still be held accountable for these actions. "Apparently, no part of P90X targets the backbone".

"The Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances to limit the power of the President, but it only works if someone f**king checks, or balances".

The late-night host wrapped up the segment comparing what Trump has been doing to a five-year-old boy going No. 2 on a salad bar in a Ruby Tuesday.

"I think I speak on behalf of all humanity when I say 'no"!

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