WATCH: John Oliver hilarious takedown of Donald Trump's "mismanaged sh*t show" of a convention

The "Last Week Tonight" host traces the divide between Trump's real and imagined business acumen (or lack thereof)


Brendan Gauthier
July 25, 2016 6:04PM (UTC)

"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver on Sunday devoted his main segment to last week's Republican National Convention, which he called, "the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen to (Cleveland), and bear in mind their river has repeatedly caught fire."

A running portrayal of GOP nominee Donald Trump focused on his business and management acumen. Among speakers attesting to these attributes were UFC president Dana White and Trump's daughter and business associate Ivanka.

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"That message of Trump as a skilled manager was somewhat undercut by the fact the entire convention was a mismanaged shit show," Oliver said. "From Melania Trump using a partly plagiarized speech to Ted Cruz being booed off the stage for not endorsing Donald Trump to the fact that, supposedly, Donald Trump knew Ted Cruz wouldn't endorse him and didn't care."

Yet another crack in Trump's political foundation came to light when it was reported his campaign pitched a spot on the ticket to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, promising unprecedented jurisdiction over foreign and domestic policy. Trump, his son Donald Jr. promised a Kasich staffer, would be in charge of "making America great again."

"The only thing that is not foreign policy or domestic policy is space policy," Oliver said, "which leads me to believe Donald Trump's entire goal is to eventually own the moon."

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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