John Oliver Calls Trump a "Walking Logical Paradox" Over Comey Testimony Response
Comey is "describing his meeting with the president like someone who thought he was about to be murdered,” said Oliver.
John Oliver called Trump out for his perceived challenges with logic on Sunday's Last Week Tonight.
Oliver continues to refer to the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia as "stupid Watergate," this time defining it as “something with all the potential national shame of Watergate, brought to you by people too stupid to grasp the concept of shame."
Comey's testimony was entertaining to Oliver, and the host highlighted key parts, including when Comey said he was "honestly concerned" that Trump would lie about the nature of their meetings so he documented every one.
“He is describing his meeting with the president like someone who thought he was about to be murdered," said Oliver. "All of a sudden, we were alone, so I texted my location to a friend and tried to get some of his DNA under my fingernails."
Oliver got a kick out of Comey saying he couldn't discuss in an open setting as to why Jeff Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russian investigation, comparing the situation to someone asking you if you've ever had sex with a turtle. If you answer you can't discuss it in an open setting, the answer, according to Oliver, is yes.
"Just think about what he’s saying there: Trump is essentially claiming that he’s been vindicated by testimony he’s claiming is false," said Oliver. “At this point, he’s become a walking logical paradox. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he just starts tweeting things like, ‘I just traveled back in time and killed myself. VERY UNFAIR!’”
Trump volunteered to testify under oath, which Oliver would love to see happen.
Lastly, Oliver had a problem with Paul Ryan's defense that Trump is "new to this." He said it's as if a daycare worker started a baby fight club on their first day, a more serious issue than mixing up the three Olivias in the class.