John Oliver has a field day over Michael Cohen's shell consulting company

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver took former Donald Trump attorney and aspiring consultant, Michael Cohen, to task over his shell company, Essential Consultants.

The company has just one employee, Cohen, and no logo. “Even the name arouses suspicion,” Oliver said. “For starters, this company involves Cohen, who is absolutely not essential. He’s also not a consultant. Plus there’s only one of him, so even the ‘S’ in the company name is a big, dumb lie.”

Cohen promised companies access to Trump in exchange for huge consulting fees. AT&T signed a $600,000 deal the day after Trump was sworn in as president. The company was hoping to get a better understanding of Trump’s thought process, but that was “ridiculous,” according to Oliver. “If you want to understand this president’s thinking, simply have a donkey kick you in the head five times and then watch Fox News for 72 hours straight,” he said. “That’ll give you a pretty good idea about what’s going on in his mind.”

Companies like Columbus Nova, KAI, and Novartis helped Cohen make millions in exchange for nothing. But Oliver contended that was the best way for the them to understand how business is done in the Trump administration.

Oliver said, “They put their trust in a political novice who turned out to be a total moron and who was actually just bilking them for personal gain. So you wanted to know how the Trump administration works? Congratulations. You just got a f***ing master class.”

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

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