John Oliver on Trump Tape: GOP Nominee Is a "P—y-Grabbing Warthog in a Red Power Tie"
"Yes, that is audio of Donald Trump in 2005 telling a giggling Billy Bush that one of the perks of fame is that he can grab women's genitalia without permission."
On Sunday, John Oliver criticized Donald Trump and Billy Bush for their roles in a leaked lewd conversation on the Access Hollywood bus in 2005.
The Last Week Tonight host played the tape, where Trump talked about being able to grab women "by the pussy." "Yes, that is audio of Donald Trump in 2005 telling a giggling Billy Bush that one of the perks of fame is that he can grab women's genitalia without permission," said Oliver.
Oliver touched on Trump's apology, in which the GOP candidate said his words don't reflect who he is. The late-night host said the words "could not capture his essence more if they were spoken by a spray-tanned Furby eating KFC and screaming at a Gold Star family.”
Billy Bush, who has been suspended by Today in the fallout of the audio release, was also criticized by Oliver for serving as "Donald Trump's hug pimp."
“F— Billy Bush," said Oliver. "F— that guy." He continued, "Let's not gloss over the fact that he just said 'How about a little hug for the Bushy,' a phrase that, if it's not already, should be a felony offense in all 50 states."
Oliver also took Republicans who started withdrawing their support from Trump to task, saying that Trump has always said horrifically offensive statements, like his Muslim ban, calling Mexicans "rapists" and yelling at a Gold Star family.
"So the only way you get to be shocked and outraged now is if you were cryogenically frozen until Friday afternoon and that Access Hollywood tape was the first thing you saw upon being reanimated," said Oliver. "Anything less than that and this is on you too."
Oliver concluded the segment by comparing American democracy to a computer game where Hillary Clinton is completing women's quest to get to the oval office and of course she has to first get past someone like Trump.
"Perhaps we have always been heading towards this historic moment,” he said. “The first female presidential nominee versus the human embodiment of every backwards-condescending-Mad Men-esque-boys-club attitude that has ever existed, rolled into one giant, salivating, dick-size-referencing, pussy-grabbing warthog in a red power tie."