John Oliver Tears Into ‘Fu*king Asshole’ Donald Trump Over Criticism of Ghazala Khan


The host of Last Week Tonight on HBO devoted his deep-dive segment to recapping the Republican and Democratic National Conventions Sunday night, emphasizing the the language used by Donald Trump in the days since Khizr Khan emotionally spoke in Philadelphia.

Khan, the Muslim father of fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, has inadvertently gotten into a feud of sorts with the Republican nominee that stemmed from a DNC speech Thursday night. “If you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me,” said Trump to George Stephanopoulos this weekend, noting Ghazala Khan‘s silence during the DNC speech.

It took an officially released statement from the campaign for Trump to finally acknowledge Capt. Humayun Khan as a “hero,” a stick point that Oliver sharply criticized Sunday night. Perhaps, offered the late night host, Ghazala Khan is too overwhelmed to speak, “when she sees images of her dead son’s face, you fucking asshole.”

Oliver further harangued the GOP nominee, saying that the things coming out of his mouth are nothing more that, “self-serving half-truths from a self-serving half-man who is somehow convinced half the country that sacrifice is the same thing as success.”

The full segment was not focused on Trump along however; it largely dealt with the highlights from the nominating conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia with Oliver’s signature sarcasm. Joe Biden — “playing the role of America’s emotional cattle prod” — was front and center Wednesday night, and “human sweater vest” Tim Kaine was also referenced by the comedian.

The segment did end on an emotional note however. Oliver relayed the overall takeaway from the conventions as follows:

“The main takeaway from these two weeks is that incredibly we may be on the brink of electing a sociopathic narcissist for who the simple Presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities. And I genuinely did not think that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at.”

Watch the above video from HBO’s Last Week Tonight.

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