Just for tonight, John Oliver devotes most of the program to Stupid Watergate; “a scandal with even larger potential ramifications of Watergate, but a scandal where everyone is stupid and bad at everything.”
John delves into the following questions: “WTF is going on?” “How big a deal is this?” “Where do we go from here?” And finally;”Is this real life?”
You may be surprised at end to hear John say that impeachment may not be possible or even desirable. Another factor is Trump’s endless luck…Or a curse on our country. We’ve witnessed his countless egregious acts, each of which would end a career in disgrace for anyone else. Time after time, we’ve rejoiced, thinking surely this is the end of the line for Trump! In fact he received less criticism for the Access Hollywood caper than newly elected Obama did for ordering what Sean Hannity called – gasp – “fancy mustard” on a hamburger! Hannity’s graphic read; “President Poupon” another example for those who wonder why conservative comedians are scarce.
While we are riveted to the daily announcements and unbelievable revelations from the White House, the Trump administration is quietly hacking away at Obamacare, Medicaid, and finding other ways to leave Americans sick, imprisoned and Trump’d .
The inset picture shows a miserable Trump at his gala inauguration dinner. It’s little consolation to know that Trump is miserable having caught the car he chased for so long, with no thought to whether he could drive it.