Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Put on Blast by John Oliver Over Comey Firing

On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Oliver discussed the termination of former FBI Director James Comey. Oliver started questioning the integrity of the White House due to the conflicting reasons they initially gave for the firing. During an interview with Lester Holt, President Trump said that despite the White House’s earlier claims, the firing of Comey was all his idea. Oliver’s response: “Trump is so desperate to appear dominant, he will rush to take the credit for anything, no matter how bad it is.”

The host then called out GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for refusing to answer questions about the firing. “It’s incredible to watch a man who spends 90 minutes every morning working out refuse to show any strength whatsoever — apparently no part of P90X targets the backbone.”

Finally, Oliver pointed out how democracy works on a system of checks and balances, though it seems nobody is checking or balancing Trump. “When you’ve got the presidential equivalent of a 5-year-old sh***ing on the salad bar of a Ruby Tuesdays, at some point you stop blaming the 5-year-old, and you start blaming the people who aren’t stopping him.”

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.

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