John Oliver Identifies 'Stupidest Possible Reason' We Could Die

A Trump tweet about Kim Jong Un, he said on season finale of 'Last Week Tonight'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2017 8:21 AM CST

John Oliver outlined "the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die" in the season finale of Last Week Tonight on Sunday, and it involves a specific tweet by President Trump. "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell face-forward into the toilet, got stuck, and drowned, it would be considerably less stupid than if that tweet caused a nuclear apocalypse," Oliver said of Trump's post, which alluded to Kim Jong Un being "short and fat," per the Daily Beast. That was just the kickoff for Oliver's parade through what Deadline describes as "Trump's more memorable terrible moments of the past year" and his violation of norms, with Oliver pointing out the president's delegitimizing of the media, his wielding of the "depressingly effective tool" of "whataboutism," and his self-proclaimed "superior" trolling.

Which Oliver doesn't agree with, "because sometimes, when you do something that makes a lot of people mad it's because—and bear with me here—you're a d**k." The HBO host also took on the allegations against Louis CK with a single joke, per Entertainment Weekly. "The New York Times [reported on] Louis CK's gross sexual misconduct, conduct which is completely indefensible, and which inevitably resulted in the cancellation of his new film, Exhibit A If This Ever Goes to Trial," he noted (the film contains a scene with a character pretending to masturbate in front of a female co-worker, which is what Louis CK is accused of doing in real life). Oliver also welcomed a "surprise" guest: Tom Hanks, who converses in a fake trailer about the "fate of humanity" with wax figures of five former US presidents. "Gentleman, let's go wax these bastards," Hanks solemnly proclaims about their mission. (More John Oliver stories.)

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