John Oliver began Last Week Tonight’s talk about President Donald Trump’s roller coaster week that began when he met with “Cutie Patootie” Kim Jong-Un. Trump tweet boasted that we can all feel much safer than on the day he took office, because there is no longer a nuclear threat from North korea,” adding, “sleep well tonight!”
“Donald Trump tell me that I can sleep tonight is if the Grim Reaper told me a Happy Birthday,” Oliver said. “His presence is the reason that I do not.
Unfortunately, the deal Trump made with the North Korean dictator was pretty disappointing. The two parties have agreed to “work in the direction of” complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
That is not only unclear, compared with the several previous agreements with respect to North Korea, it is also completely meaningless, Oliver noted. It is a Trump specialty, to deliver something that sounds good, but not really something, Oliver described, calling it an “ice cream blow job.”
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The really remarkable thing about the summit was the modesty Trump happy, showed it to Kim. While diplomacy always involves a certain amount of sucking to terrible people, Trump went above and beyond what was necessary, called Kim a “great personality”, a “funny man,” “very smart” and a “good negotiator” who loves his people, loves his country.”
“Don’t say that a part of the Assets of admiration for Kim is that he wishes that he could be a dictator,” Oliver explained. “I’m going to let him say it.”
He then played that much talked-about line of Trump’s White House lawn interview with Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy in that POTUS said Kim “is the head of a country, and I mean he is the strong head…He is talking to ad, the people are in focus. I want my people to do the same.”
Or, as Oliver described, “The President of the United States expressed the wish of the people of the United States, it would model itself after the malnourished population of North Korea.”
“It is clear that the president wants to he a dictator, that is a bitter realization, right up there with The robots have become sentient, a cat, or has power of attorney. How the fuck do we have here?”
But the last few days of the week are consumed with the growing outrage over children who are separated from their parents, who have crossed into the country illegally, under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy almost 2,000 children in the last six weeks.
The AMERICAN Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy of the detention of people who crossed into the country illegally, knowing full well that it would mean that they would be separated from their children, many of them are younger than 10 years, with no clear plan when they can once again be united.
Trump has argued, Sessions had no choice, and the next laws to be given to his administration by Democrats. Trump says that he wants the laws to be “beautiful, humane, but strong.” Oliver argued that is not how you describe a law”, it’s how you describe a Viola Davis character in a movie called It Is not Even Written, But They Will Still Win The Oscar.”
Also, Oliver noted, Democrats gave them these laws, because “there is no law that suddenly requires separating children from their parents.” It is the result of a conscious policy choice by Sessions.
While Trump has tried to waive the policy so unpopular even former First Lady Laura Bush, a Republican, savaged as a “cruel” and “immoral” in a Sunday WaPo op-ed, Sessions, doubled down on Thursday, citing a passage in the Bible that we must obey the laws of the government because god has ordained the government for his purposes.
So, again, it is not a law, and also the Bible is not a government document,” Oliver scolded. “From a political perspective, he might as well be quoting from Green Eggs and Ham.”
Fun fact: Oliver said the particular passage Sessions cited is also regularly used in civil war times by the defenders of slavery.
“I know, you’re probably thinking that he does not align himself with slave owners, not even by accident not Jefferson Beauregard Sessions of Alabama!” Oliver snarked.
And, when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the Sessions,’ Bible defence, they supported him, saying: “I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law.”
Oliver noted there are a lot of things said in the Bible, but that does not mean that you need to do.
For example, at a given time, the Bible demands that the head of the government to get 100 foreskins. “But I don’t think Sanders is looking to the Congress to gather and begin with the cutting of dicks,” Oliver guessed.
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