John Oliver rips 'consistently monstrous' Trump's budget on 'Last Week Tonight'
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Just like Seth Meyers, John Oliver had some cutting words about President Trump's budget blueprint on Last Week Tonight Sunday.
In response to a clip of CNN's Wolf Blitzer reading a scrolling list of departments that would receive cuts under Trump's proposal, Oliver said, "It is sort of fitting that the list of budget cuts scroll by like the end credits for America. Thanks for helping us out, Agriculture Department. Hope you find a gig with the next country that rises from our ashes." The HBO host likened director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney's revelation that the budget was assembled with insight gathered from Trump's speeches to "the way Trump treats women." "Randomly singling out a few of them," Oliver said, "and then reducing them down to numbers." Oliver attempted to see how the president's comments were translated into policy, but the comedian said Trump's statements sounded like "the audio book of A Farewell to Arms broadcast by an iPhone submerged in hot coffee." Oh, and unfortunately for Oliver, he admittedly doesn't speak "fluid toddler psychopath."