While the nation saw violent and disturbing events in Charlottesville, Virginia during the “Unite the Right” rally over the weekend, John Oliver rips President Donald Trump for refusing to directly condemn white supremacist groups by name after one of them killed a counter protestor and injured 19 others with his car.
The host for HBO’s Last Week Tonight said “Nazis are a lot like cats: If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.” As Oliver pointed out, white supremacists have actually been praising Trump for both his ideas and his response to Charlottesville.
He also called out Trump for repeatedly ignoring reporters’ questions on Saturday concerning the white nationalist groups in Charlottesville openly supporting Trump.
Oliver noted, “A non-answer in a moment like this is an answer.” Oliver then played a clip from CNN’s Jake Tapper reading from a prominent neo-Nazi blog that praised Trump’s comments: “He didn’t attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him.”
In response, Oliver read a mock statement from “God” disclaiming the Nazi support: “What kind of f—ing idiot would not immediately distance himself from them?”
Check it all out above, then after, watch John Oliver slam Alex Jones and his InfoWars antics below.