Following last week’s breakdown of Hillary Clinton’s scandals verses the scandals of Donald Trump, John Oliver returned Sunday night to examine a brand new low for the Republican candidate, as Trump has spent the past seven days going even further off the rails thanks to his remarks about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. As Oliver explains, all Trump had to do was not take the bait, yet the morning after the debate he made his disastrous Fox and Friends call-in appearance in which he chose to bring up the subject himself.
Of course that was just the beginning, as his weeklong tirade culminated in his early Friday morning tweet-storm falsely accusing Machado of having a sex tape, which Oliver perfectly summed up by saying: “That is a candidate for President of the United States urging America to check out a sex tape. Just do me a favor. Look up into the sky right now. Higher! No, higher still. Do you see that? Way up there. Way up, above the clouds. That’s rock bottom! And we are currently way down here.”
Oliver proved that Trump’s comments are not relegated to 3 a.m. tweets by digging up a clip of a 1997 CBS interview with Machado, in which he acted appallingly right to the pageant winner’s face, which she was clearly not having, as Oliver says, “Donald Trump really should have been prepared for Monday night, because it seems he’s been losing televised debates with women for 20 years now.”
Closing the segment, Oliver compared Machado’s deadpan advice for the next Miss Universe to our current plight, eerily stating, “Who knew, the advice of ‘good luck, you’ll need it,’ would be equally applicable to Miss Universe 1997, and everyone on the most powerful nation on earth.”