John Oliver. (photo: HBO)
16 August 16
'Last Week Tonight' host criticized Republican nominee's apology for calling President Obama "founder of ISIS"
n Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called out Donald Trump for his "douchebag's apology" to President Obama for calling him the "founder of ISIS."
The Republican presidential nominee stated in a campaign speech that Obama was responsible for the terrorist organization. Then in a subsequent rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, Trump said that his comments were meant sarcastically. "So I said 'the founder of ISIS.' Obviously I'm being sarcastic … but not that sarcastic, to be honest with you," Trump said.
Oliver lampooned Trump's grandstanding. "He's like the guy drowning but waving off a lifeboat saying, 'Get out of here, I'm very buoyant. I'm the most buoyant. Everybody talks about my buoyancy. I'm a tremendous floater.'" Oliver also called the nominee an "imploding star" with "resting rich face."
"This was the 53rd consecutive week he was going to put his campaign back on track," Oliver said of Trump, adding that looking for any sense out of his campaign is "like watching a circus seal fold laundry."