John Oliver tells Donald Trump to ‘drop out’ of the presidential race
( John Oliver tells Donald Trump to ‘drop out’ of the presidential race )
– John Oliver thinks it’s an opportune time in the presidential campaign for Donald Trump to quit.The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” apologized for having to speak about Trump again at the end of Sunday’s episode, but felt he should ahead of the show’s one-month break from airing.”There are some things I need to say,” the host said, in light of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s resignation, the revelation that Roger Ailes is acting as an adviser, and Trump’s sagging poll numbers. .
Donald Trump just went Page Six on Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
( Donald Trump just went Page Six on Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski )
– Donald Trump was once seen as being a little too cozy with “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski.The Fix’s Callum Borchers explains how the relationship went downhill.(Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)Donald Trump escalated his feud with the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday, repeating a rumor straight off Page Six that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are romantically involved. .
Donald Trump is funneling campaign money to his family’s businesses, financial disclosures show, but he’s unprepared for the final push of this campaign — Quartz
( Donald Trump is funneling campaign money to his family’s businesses, financial disclosures show, but he’s unprepared for the final push of this campaign — Quartz )
– Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to funnel money to the candidate’s businesses and family, the latest campaign financial disclosures show, and his operation is far from prepared for the final push of this election season.It’s not just that his rival Hillary Clinton is raising more money and spending it on TV ads and field organizers getting out the vote, though she is: Clinton raised $52 million and spent $38 million in July; Trump raised $36 million and spent $18 million.It’s that the money Trump takes in is spent really inefficiently. .
– On his final episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight before a brief hiatus, comedian John Oliver couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mock GOP nominee Donald Trump, whom he called a “racist voodoo doll made of discarded hat.”Noting Trump’s struggle in the polls and latest campaign turmoil, Oliver had some advice: Quit.Losing the presidential campaign is not an option for Trump, Oliver said, because “his entire brand is built around not doing that.” Pivoting and resetting his campaign would mean “ramping up hatred in speeches, injecting poison into the American bloodstream,” and if he won, he’d be “living in government housing, conversing with fully-clothed women and traveling in a plane that doesn’t even have his name on it,” Oliver said.Noting both scenarios are unappealing, Oliver then suggested Trump should just “drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt.” Oliver advised Trump that dropping out of the presidential race “in order to teach America a lesson” about bigotry and the flawed political system, “you would not be a loser, you would be a legend.”Finally, the HBO comedian ended the program by personally inviting Trump to appear on Last Week Tonight (something Oliver previously promised would never happen) in order to deliver such a speech bowing out of the race for the White House. .