Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Jeremy Bloom0
Video: John Oliver is irritated by Hillary, but OUTRAGED by Trump
By Jeremy Bloom
John Oliver takes a look at Hillary’s many mini-scandals that have been pushed for the past year, and sees… there’s actually nothing there. A bunch of ginned-up stuff that sounds bad, but actually… isn’t.
And then he looks at Trump.
“Bear in mind: we know nothing about Trump’s finances, and that is not good. He’s the first major party nominee since 1980 not to release his tax returns, and his justification is pathetic,” said Oliver, showing a clip of Trump saying he couldn’t release his returns because he’s being audited — which the IRS has disputed saying he’s free to release them at any time. Saying he had barely “scratched the surface” Oliver summed up the preponderance of scandal that dogs the GOP presidential nominee with less than 50 days before the election.
“There is everything, from the ongoing lawsuits against that bullshit university, to the alleged use of undocumented workers when building Trump Tower, to the fact that he received an illegal $3.5 million loan from his father in the form of a purchase of chips from one of Trump’s casinos,” he said.
“The point is this: the campaign has been dominated by scandals, but it is dangerous to think there is an equal number on both sides,” he said before warning, “You can be irritated by some of Hillary’s. That is understandable, but you should be f*cking outraged by Trump’s.”
(Oh, and keep in mind: They would have torn Bernie apart like a pack of rabid dogs, too.)
Watch the whole segment: