John Oliver Takes a Closer Look at Donald Trump's Nuclear Proliferation Stance

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The 'Last Week Tonight' host implies Trump couldn't find Saudi Arabia on a map.

John Oliver continued to highlight what he sees as Donald Trump's inadequate leadership skills on his most recent show Sunday. 

The host talked about the Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington D.C. last week, where President Obama and world leaders — minus noticeably absent Vladimir Putin — convened.

The same week, Donald Trump sat down with Anderson Cooper for a CNN town hall where, Oliver pointed out, "America's potential next president mentioned that he would be perfectly comfortable with other countries becoming nuclear powers including Japan and South Korea."

Trump said the world is "better off" if Japan and South Korea protect themselves from North Korea, and he "absolutely" would allow Saudi Arabia to get a nuclear weapon.

"He says that with the confidence of a man who could easily find Saudi Arabia on the map,” joked Oliver, “If he was given three tries and the map only included countries ending with ‘Arabia.’”

Oliver then played Obama's response, where at a press conference he said Trump "doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally."

“President Obama is basically implying there that you could fill a book with the things Donald Trump doesn’t know,” said the Last Week Tonight host. “That book being the encyclopedia.”

 

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