Watch John Oliver Nominate Lord Buckethead For Brexit Negotiator
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 1:54
All joking aside, however, as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver astutely notes, "It is not a great sign that the single most honest statement from any candidate in this election regarding the difficulty of the task ahead came from a man with a two-foot bucket on his head".
"Wow", said Oliver, "that is not good, but at this point, saying something "damaged Trump's credibility" is like saying 'That graffiti is a real eyesore on that pile of dead pigeons".
In the other segment of the evening, which is sadly not online, Oliver got into former FBI Director James Comey's testimony and Trump's contradictory impulses about it.
Lord Buckethead's Twitter description calls him "an intergalactic space lord", and Oliver shared some of the platform he ran on, which contained gems like "the abolition of the lords (except me)" and "stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia".
He noted that Comey's testimony was "pretty damaging" to the Trump White House in the immediate aftermath that "even Fox News was struggling to spin" it. Comey also noted under oath that he believed he was sacked because of the way he was handling the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties with Russian Federation, something which, ironically, Trump also admitted in an interview with Lester Holt.
"I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting and so I thought it really important to document it", Comey said last week.
He added that he was confident the candidate would accept the position - saying, "We found him, contacted him and actually flew him here to NY this morning".
Oliver launched the segment with Comey's criticism of Trump's attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Comey's standing within it, labeling Trump a liar and calling the attacks "lies, plain and simple".
"So why did Trump just seem to expose himself like that?"
One of the many areas Comey discussed further during the testimonial was a meeting with Trump where the President asked multiple times for loyalty. It will be interesting to watch Oliver's continued coverage of "stupid Watergate" as the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged Russian Federation ties continues to unfold.