John Oliver Offers Donald Trump His Emmy If Trump Accepts Election Loss
"It’s a woman, it’s gold and it’s proportionate to his tiny hands. It’s basically Trump’s ideal mate."
John Oliver has a proposal for Donald Trump, in order to make the Republican candidate accept the presidential election results if he loses.
Oliver pointed to the moment in the third presidential debate where Hillary Clinton was talking about how Trump always thinks things are rigged against him when he loses. When Clinton brought up the Emmys, Trump interjected to say The Apprentice should have won, a stance he has taken before.
“Of course he wants an Emmy," said Oliver on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. "It’s a woman, it’s gold and it’s proportionate to his tiny hands. It’s basically Trump’s ideal mate."
Oliver said the problem is that if Trump loses, he could likely not give a concession speech because "he is medically incapable of accepting that he is a loser.” Oliver said that in order to make Trump give a concession speech, he needs to still be able to claim that he won something.
He offered up his solution, addressing Trump. "Let’s bet on the outcome of this election. I will take the side that you win, you take the side that you lose. That way if you lose, you still win."
"I have something I know that you want," said Oliver, bringing out his Emmy as the stakes of the bet. "You don't even have to take her furniture shopping," he added, referencing Trump's Access Hollywood comments about trying to woo Nancy O'Dell.
Trump has been vocal about his disdain for the Emmys, after The Apprentice lost to The Amazing Race twice before Trump's show stopped being nominated.
"I got screwed out of an Emmy," Trump said, speaking about the 2004 award show in a 2015 Apprentice episode. "Everybody thought I was gonna win it. In fact, when they announced the winner, I stood up before the winner was announced. And I started walking for the Emmy. And then they announced the most boring show on television, The Amazing Race. Piece of crap."
In 2010 he told The Hollywood Reporter that The Amazing Race "wins every year because they know how to politic the Emmys." He has also tweeted about the Emmys for years and spoken about how "horrendous" and "terrible" the award show is, often saying he will not watch it the following year and then live-tweeting the telecast anyway.