On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver turned his attention to Donald Trump's firing of James Comey and Trump's concerning admissions behind why he got rid of his Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the first place. But on Thursday, President Trump asserted in an NBC interview with Lester Holt that he had planned to fire Comey regardless.
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. One of the largest for-profit kidney dialysis companies in the U.S.is the Denver-based company, DaVita, and Oliver spent a long time looking at complaints against them.
According to the White House, Comey was sacked late Tuesday on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general Rob Rosenstein. Along with Trump's claim that Comey told him he wasn't under investigation, Trump admitted that Comey's firing was in part because of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation.
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Oliver described Trump's words about the "tapes" as "both a borderline obstruction of justice and the meaningless rantings of a confused, old idiot". "'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".
"It is too easy to point at Trump being insane", concluded Oliver. "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". It was me! Lock me up! "Two, does he really think we as a country are this stupid, and three, are we as a country this stupid?"
Oliver ended the Comey segment by targeting a Republican-controlled Congress for not standing up to Trump, with a special tirade reserved for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) for giving "nonanswers" when it comes to the president. Stop that boy. That's what I'm saying.