In 12 minutes of comedy gold, John Oliver shredded Donald Trump’s attempts to defend Trump University and his bigoted comments about the judge overseeing the fraud case against him.
Oliver started off by noting that Trump and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 lawsuits over three decades. I won’t spoil the fun of how Oliver explained that number in a way all fans of TV courtroom dramas can understand.
Moving on to Trump’s now-infamous claim that the judge won’t be fair because of his ethnicity, Oliver said:
“I would say that was the dictionary definition of bigotry except after this campaign, the definition of bigotry might just become, ‘See Trump, Donald.'”
Then Oliver moved on to the newly-released documents from the Trump University case. It turns out that even the name “Trump University” is fraudulent.
“Holy s***! Trump University wasn’t even a university. Which is enough to make you wonder what the f*** was in Trump’s steaks?”
The name was just the beginning, Oliver added.
The Trump University faculty was not hand-picked as Trump claimed, Oliver pointed out. Even worse, the documents reveal that many of them had no experience in the real estate business at all.
But when Oliver got to the sleazy, hard-sell tactics Trump University used, he made an important point: that the con of the school is the same con game Trump plays:
“You might laugh but that is the same technique that Trump has been using to run for president and, apparently, it f***ing works.
Perhaps the most valuable lesson to come out of Trump University is the one that it is currently giving all of us in what’s behind Trump’s campaign strategy. Because the playbook tells his salespeople, you don’t sell product, benefits or solutions. You sell feelings. And that is what is happening now. Crowds at a Trump rally may not be able to point to a concrete benefit or solution he offers but they know how he makes them feel. And that is jacked up and ready to boo any name that sounds vaguely Latino.”
Watch it below for some laughs at Trump’s expense, from Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.”
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