John Oliver Demonstrably Deconstructs Donald Trump on Way to Super Tuesday
Lisa de Moraes - Deadline
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March 1, 2016
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)
"Mr. Trump, I await your lawsuit in the morning," John Oliver said after devoting nearly all of his HBO show – too late, according to polling – to a takedown of the GOP front-runner who has been all but declared the winner of Super Tuesday voting. Nearly 600 GOP delegates are at stake – about a quarter of the total national tally.
In his 22-minute-ish Last Week Tonight report, Oliver dismissed Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign slogan in favor of what he called the more appropriate: “Trump 2016: I Don’t Know if It Brings Stability or Viability, But I Imagine Certain People Feel That.” That line was spoken by his son, Donald Trump Jr. in a deposition for a lawsuit having to do with a condo development in Mexico that bore the Trump name, Oliver explained.
Problem is, even when you can demonstrably prove Trump to be wrong, enthusiastic GOP voters don’t care. “That may be because he has spent decades turning his own name into a brand that’s synonymous with success and quality and made himself the mascot for that brand,” on such TV programs as NBC’s The Apprentice, Oliver said.
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