For the better part of a year, the sane people in this country have watched in horror as discarded Sesame Street villain Donald Trump has mutated from national punchline to leading Republican presidential candidate. As the media relentlessly covered Trump's every (mostly horrible) move over the past seven months, John Oliver waited. Even just a few weeks ago, Oliver didn't think we needed to worry about Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee. "I don't think that's going to be a problem that we're going to have to deal with...I'm less interested with what he is saying than what is happening underneath," Oliver said.
A lot has changed.
Trump continues to steamroll through Republican primaries, and he's become the clear frontrunner. Trump is now truly unavoidable. And as Oliver promised in the beginning of the month, the time has come for Last Week Tonight to finally dig into Trump's bullshit.
Some of this you've likely heard: Trump refused to discredit his endorsement from former KKK leader David Duke; that Trump isn't as wealthy as he says he is; that he's only actually loaned his campaign $250,000 (which must be paid back); that his Trump brand isn't as luxurious as he claims; that 76 percent of what he says is a total lie. All of this is crazy, and it's real. So it's time to treat it that way, as Oliver said:
"It's time to stop thinking of the mascot and start thinking of the man, because a candidate for president needs a coherent set of policies. Whatever you think about Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, at least you basically know where they stand, but Trump's opinions have been wildly inconsistent. He's been pro-choice and pro-life, for and against assault weapon bans, in favor of both bringing in Syrian refugees and deporting them out of the country, and that inconsistency can be troubling."
Luckily Oliver has an idea to uncouple Donald Trump's name with the real Donald Trump. Let's call him by his real name, which is "Fucking Drumpf," or, "the sound produced when a morbidly obese pigeon flies into the window of a foreclosed Old Navy."
There you have it. Vote Donald Drumpf, "a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former Klan leader who he can't decide wether or not to condemn."
Make Donald Drumpf again, which Last Week Tonight has trademarked and made a website donaldjdrumpf.com.
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