‘What The F*ck Was That?!’ John Oliver Reacts to Trump’s Explanation of ‘Tapes’ Tweet


On Sunday night, John Oliver addressed President Trump‘s admission that there were no tapes of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey.

Oliver played a clip from his recent interview on Fox & Friends and Trump gave this explanation:

“Well, I didn’t tape him. You never know what’s happening when you see that the Obama administration and perhaps longer than that was doing all of this unmasking and surveillance and you read all about it and I’ve been reading about it for the past couple of months about the seriousness of the- and horrible situation of surveillance all over the place and you’ve been hearing the word ‘unmasking,’ a word you probably never heard before. So you never know what’s out there, but I didn’t tape and I don’t have any tape and I didn’t tape.”

“What the f–k was that?!?” Oliver reacted.

The Last Week Tonight host said when Trump talks, it sounds like a cross between a “lottery machine that spits out words” and a “Speak & Spell that fell into a toilet.”

Oliver then went after President Trump for saying his “tapes” tweet “wasn’t very stupid” because according to him, it forced Comey to tell the truth at his Senate hearing.

“He didn’t just causally admit to misleading the American public,” he said, “he also implied that doing so may have swayed Comey’s testimony, which if that was his intent could constitute ‘witness tampering.’ And on top of all of that, he then implied he made Comey tell the truth about their conversations, seemingly verifying Comey’s account, which is incredibly damaging to the president.”

Oliver concluded that Trump was right. It wasn’t “very stupid,” it was “extraordinarily stupid.”

Watch the clip above, via HBO.

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