John Oliver made a convincing argument on Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” for why Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race. If Trump all of a sudden claimed that his campaign based on preposterous proposals and racial bigotry was all a ruse to shine a light on everything wrong with the political system, it would be “one of the most powerful political speeches of all time,” Oliver said.
In the event that Trump doesn’t take Oliver’s advice and actually wins the presidency, there’s still a way for him to bow out gracefully, thanks to a 1996 children’s book called “The Kid Who Ran for President.”
“I know that you are not much of a reader, which is why we got Will Arnett to record the book’s description of the kids first campaign speech,” Oliver said. Arnett goes on to read what would be a perfect speech for Trump to use word-for-word, shaming America for electing him.
“I have a question for the grown-ups of America. Are you out of your minds? Are you expecting me to enforce the constitution? I never even read it,” Arnett said. “You want me as commander in chief of the armed forces? What if somebody attacked the United States? Would you really want me in charge?”
Update: the video has been removed, but HBO Go & HBO Now subscribers can watch the whole episode here.