On Sunday’s edition of Late Week Tonight, John Oliver jumped into President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget as only he could.
“We wanted to take a look at the federal budget,” said Oliver “This week, Donald Trump, a man who constantly promised that he would run America like a business, gave us our clearest sense yet of how he plans to do that.”
The proposed budget startled many Democrats and Republicans in Washington for its sweeping cuts to federal agencies. In exchange, a few departments, like Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Military would see large increases.
Oliver played a CNN clip showing the long list of programs on the chopping block. “The list of budget cuts scroll by like the end credits for America,” he quipped.
Oliver also introduced his viewers to Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, who, in his own words, crafted the budget and its priorities based off statements from Donald Trump himself
“Translating the noises that come out of Trump’s face into hard policy prescriptions is almost impossible,” Oliver marveled. “I don’t speak fluent toddler psychopath.”
What Oliver said was most surprising was his contention that those most affected by Trump’s budget cuts would be the very voters who installed him in the White House.
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