John Oliver Urges Vigilance Against Trump, Sounds Alarm About Fake News and Declares ‘F— 2016’

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver took the extraordinary step of urging viewers on-air to donate to Planned Parenthood, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Trevor Project and other organizations serving communities that may come under fire during the Trump administration.

The host of “Last Week Tonight” was fiery in the show’s third season finale Sunday, warning viewers in the most dire terms about what he sees as the threat to the nation now that Republican Donald Trump has won the presidential race.

“How the f— did we get here?” Oliver said.

Oliver urged viewers to donate to various non-profit orgs, including the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Natural Resources Defense Counsel. He also implored viewers to support top-tier journalism by subscriber to a major newspaper, or donating to the non-profit journalism collective or Pro Publica in order to help news outlets scrutinize Trump’s moves.

“Keep reminding yourself, ‘This is not normal,’ ” Oliver asserted as reviewed a litany of shocking statements from Trump. He also raised questions about the views and qualifications of some of those who are serving on Trump’s transition team, and about Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana.

“He looks like he’s from the 1950s but he thinks like he’s from the 1650s,” Oliver said of Pence’s views on homosexuality, abortion and evolution, among other issues.

“Last Week Tonight” took aim at its sibling network CNN in a segment calling out mainstream media for giving Trump too much coverage too early in the campaign without holding his feet to the fire. He also sounded the alarm on the rise of “fake news” spread via social media and talk radio by specious websites, calling them a “cottage industry specializing in hyper-partisan, sometimes wildly distorted clickbait.”

Oliver ran clips of Trump being confronted on air by NBC News’ Chuck Todd and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for spreading information found to be false.

In closing, Oliver declared: “I’m calling it early — 2016 has been the f—— worst.” The half-hour episode wrapped with a montage of everyday people and celebrities including Amy Schumer, Larry David, Jeffrey Tambor, Billy Eichner, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally saying some variation of “f— 2016.”

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  1. Pervertgate says:

    It’s unfortunate that Mr. Oliver waited eight years too late to start urging his viewers to donate money to the NAACP Defense Fund. They really needed the money throughout Obama’s presidency to fight for all those black lives that didn’t matter to him. Granted, he was busy punishing states like NORTH CAROLINA and TEXAS, for wanting decency, and morality, rather than having to tell their little girls that if a man comes and sits down on a toilet next to your stall, or stands at your door stall, or invades or harms you in any way, call for help. That perverts are so inept and sickminded that they can’t acknowledge the depravity of having little girls and boys put in the bathroom market witheasy access for pedophiles and other deviants to have their way is utterly astounding. It’s called the policies of an administration that is morally bankrput, empty, and void of all common sense. Meanwhile, as Obama pulled his ’30 sheckles of silver’ from states such as these, black boys and black men and black women’s corpses lie on the streets of big cities all across America at the hands of police officers who killed at will, with no remorse, and little to zero provocation. Obama, democrats, and his justice department couldn’t be bothered to give a damn about black lives, and still don’t give a damn according to news reports I saw today on tv. They do give tremendous lip service to these murders, but that is the extent of it. No one is ever prosecuted for murdering these innocent black people, and that never bothers elected Democratic officials enough to spur action. Their inaction did however spur action on the part of black people. They help put their asses out of jobs. Mr. Oliver, the last thing black people needed was more ineffective Democratic leadership. Democra politicians are like that LIFELOCK security commercial where the security guard doesn’t do anything but tell the people in the bank that they are being robbed. Blacks know they are being robbed, maimed, and murdered legally. They don’t need another Democratic president to speak the obvious to them. And as Trump said, when the Democratic party and its leaders are doing nothing for you except welfare, foodstamps, social aid checks, making you poor, and stupid, destrpying your city schools by filling them up with poor instructors, and policies that weaken their effectiveness, what have you got to lose by giving Republican leadership a chance.

  2. Emily says:

    F-ck 2016, another example of the much vaunted British wit.

    And no, I’m not a Trump troll or a visitor from Drudge or Breitbart. I just think the situation calls for a more intelligent tagline. Also, be honest, JO, a Trump win is the best thing that could happen to your show.

    MSNBC, the ratings of which have bn in freefall, should be crowing secretly, too.

    • Matman says:

      Emily, you should say F-ck the opinions of the punks and perverts that supported an ineffective career politician like Hillary Clinton. Stop apologizing to a bunch of imbecilic degenerates who celebrate acts of deviancy, filth, and wickedness in their own nature while trying to oppress decency in others. No one that voted for Trump need apologize to Obama supporters and his era of perverted justice. Thank God that we are finally escaping his reign of appeasing lowlifes and idiots. The John Oliver show is a shining example of the type of lowbrow entertainment these animals congregate around while pointing fingers and whining about the language and behavior of Trump and his supporters. Instead of fearing the resentment of the wicked and their steadfast evil hearts, rejoice in the assurance of God that degenerates always reep what they sow, sooner or LATER.

  3. Remy says:

    He laughed and urged Trump to run when Trump was only hinting at it. Now he wasn’t to cry about it?

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