"Instead of showing our daughters that they could someday be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world,” the HBO talk show host, 39, said of Trump’s shock win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton last week.
He spent his first postelection episode discussing the president-elect's campaign promises, which sounded like the “to-do list on Satan’s refrigerator,” and the issues that the billionaire business mogul has flipped on. Trump frequently said on the campaign trail that he will fully repeal Obamacare, but in his 60 Minutes interview he acknowledged that there are portions of Barack Obama’s health care plan that he’s considering leaving intact.
“Trump is like a Magic 8-Ball, every time you shake him he gives you a different answer,” Oliver said.
The British comedian even compared the election results to a Hangover-esque morning. “It’s important to remember many people are happy to see him in office,” the HBO talk show host said. “But for the rest of us, we are faced with the same questions as a guy that woke up the day after a Vegas bachelor party, deep in the desert, naked, tied to a cactus and a dead clown. Namely, how the f–k did we get here? And what the f–k do we do now?"
Oliver told viewers to “stay here and fight” instead of moving to Canada and consider donating to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and ProPublica. “It is going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal, especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions,” he said. “So keep reminding yourself this is not normal. Write it on a Post-It Note, and stick it on your refrigerator. Hire a skywriter once a month. Tattoo it on your ass. Because a Klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the next State of the Union address. And that is not normal, it is f–ked up.”
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