This Oct. 18, 2015 image released by HBO shows John liver from ""Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Oliver begins a new round of his comedy show on Feb. 14. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP) (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP)

John Oliver gives Trump a parachute out: "Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt"

Oliver argued that President Trump would bemoan having to travel "in a plane that doesn't even have his name on it"


Brendan Gauthier
August 22, 2016 8:28PM (UTC)

"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver on Sunday night, before going on a monthlong hiatus, addressed snowballing turmoil within GOP nominee Donald Trump's campaign in recent weeks.

Were this, hypothetically, not the beginning of the end of Trump's campaign, "I would argue that's even worse for him because then he actually has to run the country," Oliver said. "And that means living in government housing, conversing with fully-clothed women, and traveling in a plane that doesn't even have his name on it."

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That being the case, Oliver presented "Donnie" with a third option: "simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt."

"Just think about how triumphant it would feel to say on national television, 'I openly ran on a platform of impossibly ignorant proposals steeped in racial bigotry, and nobody stopped me — in fact, you embraced me for it. What the fuck was that about?'" he continued. "That would be one of the most powerful political speeches of all time."

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Brendan Gauthier

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