John Oliver Compares Trump to a Little Child

Posted May 16, 2017

"Do you remember normal weeks?" opened the "Last Week Tonight" host before diving into the big news of the week: Comey's abrupt dismissal, which appears to be the result of his refusal to uphold a loyalty pledge to the president.

Donald Trump (l.) said he planned on firing James Comey (r.) regardless of what his staff recommended.

Oliver points to the Lester Holt interview in which Trump literally says the Russian Federation investigation was partially why he sacked Comey, calling it a made up story. "And if you don't, it's no longer on Trump - it's on you". But, of course, it didn't end there as Trump seemed to have threatened Comey via Twitter.

For two days last week, the White House offered an array of conflicting explanations for the firing, originally saying that Trump had acted on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, before eventually releasing an "official timeline" stating that the president had lost confidence in Comey over the course of several months. While the White House claims Comey was sacked because of how he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, it's become quite clear it's because of his investigation into the potential collusion of Donald Trump and Russian Federation.

In Last Week Tonight which has just screened in the US, Oliver got his right of reply.

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"I was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when I fired Comey is the one thing that you are not supposed to say out loud", said Oliver is disbelief.

"If you wanted him to confess to murder, all a lawyer would have to say is 'Your honor, the killer could not possibly have been Donald Trump".

The host then called out GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for refusing to answer questions about the firing.

After quickly going through other Trump/Comey news from the week, including a "threatening" Tweet about revealing tapes, Oliver called on Congress to do something. "There is no way those conversations went down in that manner".

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