On the season premiere of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had to address “last year tonight” because he had missed out on travel bans, tweets galore, canceled meetings with Mexican presidents, and lots and lots of alternative facts.
Oliver cited President Trump’s constant claim that millions of immigrants voted illegally, which originated, as far as anyone can tell, from some dude on Twitter, who made the allegation in November while providing no evidence.
Oliver then asked the question: Aside from random guys on Twitter, where else is Trump getting his information from? With a clip of Trump on Air Force One talking to reporters, Oliver did the detective work to hear a commercial airing on Fox News blaring in the background, saying it sounded “like the living room of an old person who died three days ago and who nobody’s found yet.”
With that in mind, Oliver decided he wanted to sneak some useful facts into Trump’s daily dose of cable news. He created a series of commercials in an attempt to bring Trump up to speed on information he may lack, and Oliver is going to run them on shows that he knows the president watches on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. John Oliver is prepared to educate President Trump one fact at a time.
Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO.
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