Oliver, who is known for his biting satire and wit, warned against calls to give Trump “a chance to prove himself,” out of fear his behavior with become the new normal.
“Optimism is nice if you can swing it, but you’ve got to be careful, because it can feed into the normalization of Donald Trump, and he’s not normal,” he said.
“He’s abnormal. He’s a human What Is Wrong With This Picture… So giving him a chance, in the sense of not speaking out immediately against policies he has proposed, is dangerous. Because some of them are alarming,” he added.
Oliver launched into an amazing screed against the incoming president, likening him to Satan. Hey, at least he didn’t call him Hitler, which is kind of like the same thing.
He said Trump’s campaign promises were like “the To Do list on Satan’s refrigerator, which Satan no longer needs because hell has frozen over.”
“A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll will deliver the next State of the Union Address, and that is not normal,’ Oliver said.
“Turns out instead of showing our daughters that they could some day be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world,” Oliver asserted.
Concern over Trump’s election victory is especially widespread in Europe. Some allies fear he’s been co-opted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, while one German critic says Trump represents the end of the century-long American Era in world leadership.
Trump gave his first TV interview since being elected president on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” and assured minorities that they have nothing to fear from his administration. He called for an end to a rash of hate incidents that have followed his election.
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