For the entire political season, John Oliver refrained from taking on Donald Trump on his HBO show, until Sunday night when he pulled no punches against the GOP hopeful.
In a 22-minute segment on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the comedian pointed out several of the 69-year-old’s candidate’s years of discrepancies about his wealth, political views and bullying as well as media manipulation. Oliver noted that Trump’s main power is selling the idea that he is a successful leader with just his name alone.
“The very name Trump is the cornerstone of his brand. If only there was a way to uncouple that magical word from the man he is,” the host said.
However, in true John Oliver fashion, he did find a way. He discovered that Trump’s ancestors were originally named Drumpf and started his own website donaldjdrumpf.com, and social media campaign #makedonalddrumpfagain. The site includes a link to a Chrome add-on that will change Trump’s name on websites back to Drumpf, and visitors can buy a red cap with the campaign’s slogan.
“To quote Donald Trump he should be proud of his heritage,” said Oliver.