August 1, 2016

John Oliver seemed genuinely surprised that after 16 months of foolishness, Donald Trump could still say things that could shock even him.


But it was Trump's response to that speech which elicited the easiest emotion - anger, for those playing along at home - from our shouty liberal host. While the Republican nominee has been on Last Week Tonight's radar for a hot minute, the show's latest attack was uniquely searing.

Parroting the horrendously misinformed take that Khizr's wife Ghazala stayed silent during the speech for religious reasons, Trump left himself absolutely open for a blast of white-hot sanctimony from Oliver.

After reiterating "his wife has explained that she chose not to speak because she gets too upset when she sees images of her dead son’s face, you fucking arsehole," the host latched on to Trump's apparent misunderstanding of the word 'sacrifice'.

"The main takeaway from these two weeks is that, incredibly, we may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities.

And I genuinely did not think that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at.”

You can watch his full recap of the 2016 DNC below.

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