Last Week Tonight With John Oliver discussed the involvement of the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., with Russia and how it pertains to the 2016 election. There have been allegations that Trump Jr. colluded with the Russian government in tampering with the 2016 presidential election.
Oliver responded to the Washington Post report that President Trump is worried that “Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy.” Oliver said, “That seems plausible, to be honest. On the long list of ‘things Don Jr. Is likely to wander into,’ ‘legal jeopardy’ is right up there with ‘the women’s dressing room’ and ‘a screen door.'”
Sunday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to defend his son against the allegations:
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
Astonished by what the president was admitting, Oliver said, “There is so much wrong there, from the fact it undermines the excuse, he supposedly dictated, that this meeting was about Russian adoptions, to claiming he didn’t know about it, and if he did, nothing happened, and if it wasn’t, he didn’t know about it.”
While there may be some legal repercussions for the president, what shocked Oliver most was the audacity of Trump’s adjectives. “Perhaps the most galling lie in there is describing Donald Jr. as a ‘wonderful son.’ I mean, that is just flagrantly false. He’s barely even the most wonderful Donald Trump.”
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