John Oliver Tears Into Donald Trump over Leaked Tape: He’s a ‘P—y-Grabbing Warthog in a Red Power Tie’
On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver, 39, unleashed on Trump and Today‘s Billy Bush following the leak of a tape in which the two men made lewd and graphic comments about women while filming a segment for Access Hollywood in 2005.
“Let me just remind you that Sunday, I told you that if you looked above the clouds, you would see rock bottom,” Oliver said, recalling last week’s episode, when he discussed Trump’s comments about former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado. “If you look up there now, just way way up there, all the way up high, you will see right up in the distance where we were this time last week. Since then, we have sunk so low we are breaking through the Earth’s crust, where drowning in boiling magma will come as sweet, sweet relief.”Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock; Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images
First, Oliver took a moment to voice his opinion on Bush, 44.
“Incidentally, f— Billy Bush,” he said. “F— that guy. F— him.”
“It is gross enough that he’s serving as Donald Trump’s hug pimp, but let’s not gloss over the fact that he just said: ‘How about a little hug for the Bushie?’ A phrase that if it is not already, should be a felony offense in all 50 states,” said Oliver.
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Oliver then tore into Trump, 70, for the video apology he issued after the leak.
“First, he claims he never said he was a perfect person, which of course is a lie,” Oliver said, pointedly pulling up a January 2014 tweet from Trump which reads: “I consider myself too perfect and have no faults.”
“Then he says he never pretended to be someone he’s not, right before claiming ‘These words don’t reflect who I am,’ ” continued Oliver. “Which is absolutely absurd — they could not capture his essence more if they were spoken by a spray-tanned Furby eating KFC and screaming at a gold-star family.”
Oliver also criticized Trump’s efforts to “minimize the incident” via his apology.
“I am genuinely disappointed to hear him say we are ‘living in the real world,’ ” Oliver said. “I have secretly hoped this whole election was a horrible dream.”
“This is not a distraction nor is it even a surprise,” continued the comedian. “If Jimmy Carter had been caught saying that stuff, sure, we would all be shocked, but with Trump, it’s entirely in character. And while there is talk of Republicans trying to get him off the ticket, that’s not going to happen. Early voting has begun. People have already voted for him. This is happening.”
“In a way, perhaps we’ve always been heading to this historic moment: the first female presidential nominee versus the human embodiment of every backwards, condescending, mad man-esque boys club attitude that has ever existed, poured into one giant salivating d–k-size-referencing, p—y-grabbing warthog in a red power tie,” said Oliver.[youtube=&w=560&h=315]
Oliver also zeroed in on Trump supporters like Corey Lewandowski, who following the leak of the tape remarked that it was possible Hillary Clinton had said similar things in her meetings with Wall Street, transcripts of which were leaked by WikiLeaks last week.
“While there is some compromising stuff in there, at no point did she say to Goldman Sachs bankers: ‘I’m for open trade and open borders, but above all, I’m for luring men to furniture stores where I can grab them by the d—. I’m famous, I can get away with that,’ ” said Oliver.
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And last but not least, Oliver had a few choice words for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who condemned Trump’s comments but has yet to rescind his endorsement.
Quoting Ryan’s statement that “women are to be championed and revered, not objectified,” Oliver said: ” ‘Championed and revered’? You do know that women are human beings and not pedigree show dogs, right?”
” ‘Oh, women should be looked after with the utmost care. Twice weekly grooming. Regular vet appointments and then fed high protein kibble to maintain the luster of their coat,’ ” he quipped.
“I’ll put it this way,” Oliver concluded. “If American democracy is a computer game, and Hillary is completing women’s 100-year quest to get to the Oval Office, it kind of makes sense that [Trump] would be the final boss.”
Last Week Tonight airs Sundays (11 p.m. ET) on HBO.