John Oliver calls Duke alum/Trump adviser Stephen Miller ... a vampire?
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 18:48
The budget, Oliver pointed out, is basically Trump's "wish list", what's known as a "skinny budget" - "which sounds like a line item that Trump might have included in one of his prenups". "'Thanks for helping us out Agriculture Department. Hope you find a gig with the next country that rises from our ashes".
Donald Trump doesn't set the federal budget-that's up to Congress. Oliver's attempts to make sense of the "toddler psychopath" failed tremendously, but he had a bigger point to make: the cuts will devastate the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which only make up a small fraction of the federal budget.
"Translating the noises that come out of Trump's face into hard policy prescriptions is nearly impossible", Oliver added, describing Trump's speech as "fluid toddler psychopath", his statements more like "the audio book of A Farewell to Arms broadcast by an iPhone submerged in hot coffee".
"You should regret everything: every life decision that brought you into this regretful job that you regretfully hold", Oliver said. "Trump is so consistently monstrous sometimes out of sheer coincidence he happens to do something unbelievable".
What Oliver said was most surprising was his contention that those most affected by Trump's budget cuts would be the very voters who installed him in the White House. While sometimes I crave me a little bit of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, or Conan O'Brien on a weekend, I know that I'm always OK as long as John Oliver is there to give me a run down on everything I need to know about society and politics. You can create excitement.