John Oliver Doesn’t Want Trump on His Show
John Oliver has steered clear of Donald Trump as much as he can during the current election cycle.
Previously, Oliver downplayed the importance of Trump and made it clear that he didn’t care about the Republican presidential candidate.
“I don’t really care about him in any capacity,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “I don’t really have anything to say to him.”
“He’s said everything he has to say,” Oliver said of Trump. “He has no internal monologue, that man.”
“He’s an open book,” the comic added. “That book doesn’t have that many interesting words in it. It’s not like you’re going to find the secret nugget he has been holding back.”
The Hill reports:
Oliver criticized America’s presidential election process, which is consuming the political world more than a year before Election Day.
“It’s undeniably long,” said Oliver, who is British. “No one can say that the American democratic process is not long — indeed, way too long.”
“There are a lot of debates and a lot of talking without much being said,” he said, referencing the third GOP presidential debate in Boulder, Colo. earlier this week.
“There are a lot of balloons involved,” the HBO anchor quipped. “Democracy looks like a 4-year-old’s birthday.”
“It is very frustrating to me, the amount of coverage before the election. “[It is] literally years in advance.”
Oliver, who satirizes the news cycle during his weekly broadcast, also denied having any link to journalism.
“I’m not a journalist, at all, obviously,” he said. “I’m a comedian.”
“There’s a lot of absurd public policies to shine a light on,” Oliver added. “That’s the kind of thing we look towards — things that have not been covered too much.”
Trump has proven a ratings boon for both news programming and talk shows since launching his 2016 campaign in June.
He has upended the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination because of his celebrity and immense personal wealth.
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