‘Trump is going full O.J.,’ John Oliver tells viewers

‘Trump is going full O.J.,’ John Oliver tells viewers

Oliver called Trump "a sociopathic, misogynist millionaire, evolved from celeb to undeserving folk hero, who suddenly has evidence piling up he may have done something bad, and puts the whole system on trial".

In the latest segment about "Stupid Watergate" on Last Week Tonight, a series that Oliver defines as covering a scandal "potentially on the scale of Watergate, but where everyone involved is dumb and awful and bad at everything", he calls out Trump and his Fox News friends for actively undermining Mueller's investigation.

"It's basically the story of O.J".

Trump and his supporters, Sean Hannity, Rudy Giuliani, and others have been saying that Mueller's investigation is nothing more than a witch hunt, a notion that Oliver scoffs at, because if those three had been alive when people were still burning witches, "they would have had front row seats, toasting marshmallows", Oliver said.

He added: "Trump is going full O.J., and it's working". The number is down from 62 percent in the earlier days of the investigation, despite the progress the investigation has made, leading to numerous indictments and guilty pleas.

"And by the way, if the media, if you have more proof that this is not a witch hunt, OK, I don't believe you", Hannity said.

If Trump can't be indicted, then impeachment is the only remedy if Trump committed a crime - an open question - and impeachment is a political process, where public opinion really does matter, Oliver said.

He also brought up Hannity's "series of Carrie-from-Homeland-is-off-her-meds conspiracy boards" on which he "paints a picture where the investigation is itself one huge scandal".

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