John Oliver on Trump's 'short and fat' Kim Jong-un tweet: 'Stupidest possible reason for all of us to die'

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  • John Oliver tackled the latest controversies of the Trump administration on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.”
  • He addressed a tweet from Trump on Saturday, in which the president said he “would never” call North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “short and fat.”
  • Oliver went on to say that Trump’s agenda-pushing strategies resemble what he called an “old Soviet propaganda tool.”  


In the season finale of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver devoted nearly the entire show to the latest controversies of the Trump administration.

Oliver started by addressing a recent tweet from President Trump, which Trump sent as he wrapped up a trip to Asia last week.

“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!,” Trump’s tweet read.

“This would be the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die,” Oliver said of the tweet.

“I’m serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell face-forward into the toilet, got stuck, and drowned, it would be considerably less stupid than if that tweet caused a nuclear apocalypse,” he continued.

The “Last Week Tonight” host went on to address the three strategies he sees Trump using to push his agenda: delegitimizing the media, whataboutism, and trolling. Oliver called these tactics an “old Soviet propaganda tool.”  

Watch the full episode below:

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