The host also addressed the president's recent tweet, revealing that he would never refer to Kim Jong-Un as "short and fat" for he hopes someday they can be friends.
John Oliver obliterated Donald Trump for 24 straight minutes on last night's "Last Week Tonight" season finale. "They're going to clean it", and Oliver mocked him for thinking he meant that literally.
Thanks to Trump, these techniques are spreading with a patina of legitimacy, Oliver said, pointing to Sean Hannity's pivoting from the allegations against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore to Bill Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct.
Worse is how Trump's behavior is echoed, Oliver said, showing a clip of Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican, fleeing a reporter while chanting "Fake news, fake news". "Sir, the world is in trouble".
Promising that the cowboy has "a lot up his sleeve", Oliver also showed a preview of other ads in which the cowboy explains that the U.S. Virgin Islands does not have a president and what stance one should take on Nazis. But "Trump's presidency is like one of his handshakes: it pulls you in whether you like it or not", Oliver said, and you need to be prepared.
Oliver acknowledged the bleakness of that pronouncement then listed a few bright spots to keep people going, "because the Trump presidency is basically a marathon: it's painful, it's pointless, and the majority of you didn't even agree to run it". That super wonky and pricy move begat Oliver's movie trailer for his ideal Warren G. Harding biopic, featuring Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney acting the hell out of their wax co-star. Even with the weird scenario, Hanks continues talking, stating that it "isn't a one-man job" to the figure. Hanks concludes, "Gentlemen, let's go wax these bastards". "I know we can count on you, but I'm afraid this isn't a one-man job".