For his main story tonight, John Oliver looks at Trump’s pardon of Joe ‘Hitler’ Arpaio of lovely Maricopa, County Arizona – a hotbed of Republicanism, and the proud home of Joe Arpaio’s tent city hell hole. Arpaio and Trump share a love of the limelight, and Arpaio basks in reportage of just how horrible and lawless he is. If you think you already know who Joe Arpaio is, you may be surprised at the dirty little critters that come scurrying out from under the rocks tonight.
‘America’s toughest sheriff was sentenced for Criminal Contempt after a three year investigation. With a background of continual complaints from the Justice Department, Amnesty International and the ACLU. That’s all they could charge Arpaio with, after the laundry list of human rights violations you’ll hear?!. Donald Trump’s pardon opens the door for all lawless authority freaks to enforce the law ‘their way.’ As if that isn’t unconstitutional and insulting enough, Arpaio takes special delight in performing “My Way” ‘The anthem of a**holes everywhere’ observes John. I ask that you protect the hearing of your pets before you play this video.
There is an exciting update on the Scranton,Pennsylvania weather station train story! Viewers were divided over the train which appeared on WNEP 16 nightly. Noting the dust-up, John covered the story, which caused viewers to take umbrage: “We’re not clowns for his entertainment, he owes us an apology.” No one thinks clowns are for entertainment, but – Scranton, you have a great big, super accurate, wonderful replica of your town and a huge train! Sometimes it’s worthwhile to complain.