Jay Z is anti-Trump: John Oliver tells Stephen Colbert how Hova wants to "Make Donald Drumpf Again"

Oliver revealed that Jay Z had tried to get a free "Make Donald Drumpf Again" hat from the HBO


Brendan Gauthier
March 15, 2016 5:56PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert last night welcomed fellow "Daily Show" alum John Oliver to talk about Oliver's increasing interest in Donald Trump's campaign. Oliver was on the show in October to clarify that he "couldn't give less of a shit" about Trump (to which the latter responded via subtweet).

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"I didn't care, I didn't think I'd have to care. And then it turned out I did," Oliver said. "None of us thought we were gonna be here. But here we are."

On a recent episode of his weekly HBO show "Last Week Tonight," Oliver revealed that Trump's German ancestors for so many reasons changed their surname from Drumpf to Trump — in response to which Oliver's team coined the slogan "Make Donald Drumpf Again" and commissioned 35,000 red hats to lampoon the Trump campaign's iconic "Make America Great Again" headgear.

On Colbert's show last night, Oliver revealed that Jay Z had tried to get a free "Make Donald Drumpf Again" hat from the network.

"Be careful," Oliver warned HBO. "If he puts that on his head in public, you're gonna need more hats. And if his wife puts it on in public, we are no longer a TV show, we're a hat manufacturing company."

Asked if a Trump-ian candidacy could occur in his native Britain, Oliver said, "It's not that it could happen, it has happened. We had many kings in the past."

"There's an equivalent love for gold between 18th-century and current presidential candidates," he added.

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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