For once, John Oliver followed the title of his show Last Week Tonight, and decided to dive into the astonishing events of the last week in the Trump administration, taking this as his thesis:
“What the f**k is going on, how big a deal is this, where do we go from here, and is this real life?”
“The last seven days have been absolutely insane,” said Oliver, “so much so that, by Friday night, it may have broken Anderson Cooper.”
Oliver then played the clip of Anderson telling Jeffrey Lord that if Trump “took a dump on his desk you would defend him.”
“And, more importantly,” squealed Oliver. “Jeffrey Lord did not immediately answer, ‘No’.”
Oliver then hysterically walked through each of the week’s history-defining moments (four days, “which is the equivalent of 150 years in 2017 time”), including the news that Trump divulged classified info to the Russians, “you should not even share with your closest friends which, of course, in Trump’s case is the caddie he calls Stave even though his name is Doug, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the ghost of Roger Ailes.”
Also, the revelations that Trump had asked Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation, Trump’s commencement address at Coast Guard Academy, and the appointment of a special counsel in the Russian Probe, his labeling of Comey as a “nut job” and the rising talk of impeachment.