John Oliver Uses 'Lord of the Rings' Analogy for Trump's "Rigged" Election Talk
The 'Last Week Tonight' host also talked about the various conspiracy theories Trump likes to put forth at his rallies.
On Sunday, John Oliver continued to express his despair at this year's presidential election, saying "We are in a coffin and we are buried alive in the horror that is this election."
Oliver touched on the multiple sexual assault claims mounting against Trump, saying it's been a week of "upsetting allegations regarding Trump."
"I’m not going to make you sit through all of them again, because all you really need to know about the man is that this was his response to one of his accusers," said Oliver, before playing a clip of Trump talking about one of his accusers and saying "Believe me, she would not be my first choice."
The Last Week Tonight host also talked about the various conspiracy theories Trump likes to put forth at his rallies. He recently talked about Hillary Clinton supposedly meeting in secret with international banks to "plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty." Trump alleged that this is a conspiracy against the American people.
"Holy shit," exclaimed Oliver. "That is not the kind of thing that a presidential candidate says. It’s the kind of thing that a man in a tinfoil hat screams inside his concrete bunker because he thinks his soup cans have been bugged by the lizard people in the White House."
Trump's repeated insistence that the election is being rigged inspired Oliver to use a Lord of the Rings analogy. “Telling your supporters the election is being rigged is legitimately dangerous because faith in fair elections and a peaceful transfer of power are essential foundations for a democracy,” he said. “And undermining them is like asking why one of those giant eagles didn’t just fly Frodo all the way to Mordor in The Lord of the Rings. If enough people start thinking that way, the whole thing kind of falls apart.”
At the end of his Trump conversation, Oliver recapped that Trump had declared war on the media, his own party, political opponents and the concept of democracy. He said that Trump is trying to paint himself as the second coming of Jesus, but there's a slight disparity.
"The only real difference being, with Christ we think, ‘What would Jesus do?’ and with Trump it’s more, ‘Jesus, what the f— did you just do!?’”