On Sunday's season finale of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver outlined the three tactics Donald Trump uses to protect himself from criticism and consequences - tactics which Oliver believes could have risky ramifications for the future of the United States if the are not recognized and addressed.
"This would be the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die", Oliver said of the tweet.
Oliver also noted that the use of these tactics is precariously spreading beyond the Oval Office, citing Congressman Paul Gosar's response to the Charlottesville tragedy, in which Olivers says he was "copying Trump" in the way he used the three tactics to address the event. "They're going to clean it", and Oliver mocked him for thinking he meant that literally. The trailer also included the infamous wax figures of ex-presidents that the late-night show first brought out in July, in a segment dubbed as, "The Last Week Tonight Hall of Dubiously Lifelike Wax Commanders-in-Chief". Think of this as a highly anticipated sequel to "Harding", in a shared cinematic universe of world-saving wax presidents, led by a resolute Tom Hanks. Hanks then asks for help from others, one by one, four other presidential figures awkwardly pop out. But "Trump's presidency is like one of his handshakes: it pulls you in whether you like it or not", Oliver said, and you need to be prepared.
John Oliver is rolling out a new series of "Catheter Cowboy" TV commercials in the D.C. area aimed at President Trump's eyes via "Fox & Friends". Even with the weird scenario, Hanks continues talking, stating that it "isn't a one-man job" to the figure. As the five figures line up, Hanks adds, "Gentleman, let's go wax these b**tards". "I know we can count on you, but I'm afraid this isn't a one-man job".