John Oliver Gives Donald Trump the Grilling of a Lifetime

If you’re unfamiliar with John Oliver, he’s a comedian, Emmy-winning writer for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stuart and now, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, the platform he used to absolutely slay Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.

And it was spot-on, drawing attention to his wild inconsistencies, blatantly untrue statements and penchant for lawsuits, something that he may love more than his own children, but hey, we all have our vices.

Oliver began the show by addressing Trump’s frightening lead in most Super Tuesday states, a strong indicator that he could become the Republican frontrunner in the presidential race. In perhaps the most fitting comparison yet, Oliver likens him to a dicey looking back mole.

“It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but it has gotten frighteningly bigger and it is no longer wise to ignore it.”

Then he delves into the nitty-gritty; dissecting his false statements and confusing discrepancies starting with a radio interview in which he claimed that Oliver invited him onto the show as a guest “four or five times,” which in fact, never happened.

“I even checked to make sure that no one had even accidentally invited him, and of course they hadn’t.” Classic Trump.

The comedian than dug into the Republican’s personal brand, something that Trump values so highly, he even puts a dollar figure to it – $3 billion.

But it’s this personal brand and success as a businessman that transfers almost too well into his presidential campaign, and he’s not at all afraid to flaunt it, even if it’s not so eloquently put.

“I went to an Ivy league school, I’m very highly educated, I know words, I have the best words.”

Trump also claims that his net worth fluctuates based on his own damn feelings.

“…feelings, even my own feelings … and that can change rapidly from day to day.”

I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that this is both a hilarious and deeply saddening statement. If only paying off my Uni debt was as simple as feeling like a million bucks.

But apart from making fun of Trump’s small fingers, it’s Oliver’s closing segment that really cuts to the bone, identifying the billionaire’s family heritage and actual last name – Drumpf.

Drumpf! His bumbling, overzealous persona suddenly makes sense.

But, you literally just….how are you here?

In an attempt to detach the Trump brand of business, power and success from the confusing, racist and untruthful person that he is, Oliver registered the domain www.donaldjdrumpf.com. Here, you can download the ‘Drumpfinator’ Chrome extension, which automatically translate any “Trump” to “Drumpf”. Brilliant.

You can also buy “Make Donald Drumpf Again” hats at cost price, or take to social media with the hashtag #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain.

On a serious note, Oliver raises his concerns over the possibility of Drumpf being sworn into office, something that we should all hope never happens.

“If he’s actually going to be the Republican nominee, it’s time to stop thinking of the mascot and start thinking of the man. Because a candidate for president needs a coherent set of policies.”

But for now, we can only hope that the Simpsons weren’t right.

Frightening, no?