Political commentator, and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, has attempted to make Donald Trump’s lies as clear as day to the American public. Following a recent, ‘Trump on Trump debate’ where Oliver used clips from Trump’s campaign to highlight how many times he’s gone back on his word, lied or reversed his opinion, John Oliver destroys Donald Trump brandishing him as a serial liar.
Oliver argued that Trump isn’t what he seems, pointing out his many inconsistencies (paying for his own campaign, relationship with KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, (not) being invited on Oliver’s own show), and then some of the qualities many supporters have listed about Trump, which he goes onto rebut with significant ease.
- “He tells it like it is”: “Does he? Because the website PolitiFact checked 77 of his statements, and rated 76 percent of them as varying degrees of false.”
- “He is truly independent and not beholden to anyone”: “While it is true that he hasn’t taken corporate money, the implication that he has personally spent $20 to $25 million is a bit of a stretch, because what he’s actually done is loaned his own campaign $17.5 million and has just personally given just $250,000. And that’s important, because up until the convention he can pay himself back for the loan with campaign funds.”
- “He’s tough”: “For a tough guy, he has incredibly thin skin. Back in 1988, Spy magazine called him a short-fingered vulgarian. And ever since, the editor Graydon Carter says he receives envelopes from Trump, always with a photo on which he circled his hand to highlight the length of his fingers, usually with a note reading, ‘See, not so short!'”
- “His success”: “While yes, he has made more money than most of us will make in a lifetime, not only did he get a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his father, but he’s also lost a huge amount.”