John Oliver Rips Into “Serial Liar” Drumpf [VIDEO]

The Washington Post notes that last night John Oliver devoted 22 “brutal” minutes to eviscerating Donald Trump. Oliver also has a plan:

Oliver offered a novel strategy for those who wish to battle Trump: refer to the candidate by “Drumpf,” what one biographer said the Trump family name was before it “evolved over the centuries.” Indeed, Gwenda Blair, the author of “The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire” (2000), thought it was “fortunate” that “Drumpf” had become “Trump.”

“’Trump’ is a wonderful word, a marvelous name,” she wrote. “A name Dickens would surely have given to a prominent character if only he had thought of it, ‘Trump’ evokes trump card, trump hand, trump suit – all terms associated with winning. Whether Donald Trump could have had the same success with any other name is an intriguing question.”

This is the very question Oliver now wishes to explore. “The very name Trump is the cornerstone of his brand,” Oliver said. “If only there were a way to uncouple that magical word from the man he really is.” Oliver then proposed to do this — with “Drumpf” hats sold at cost at the website, the hashtag #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain, and an app that replaces “Trump” with “Drumpf” in web browsers.

  • Blake Mason

    Watched this this morning in a bout of insomnia.Oliver seems to hit the nail on the head. Trump is a liar. A blow hard. A con artist.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Wow. I guess that’s it. No one needs to vote now.

  • clay

    Tin Drumpf

    • Gerry Fisher

      Mmmmm! Good one!

    • Robincho

      Drumpf’s ass is “grass” and we’re hopeful that Hillz will kick it into the “gunter”…

  • Michael Rush

    He doesn’t drop the microphone at the end , he throws it .

  • Duh-David

    When elected president, my first executive order will be to require all networks to pre-empt primetime programming for Last Week Tonight episodes as though they were presidential addresses. These really are Public Services Addresses and need to be seen by everyone. Sadly, most Drumpf-supporters will never see this.

  • Blackfork

    Dump Drumpf then flush Drumpf.

  • Nax

    Boy, that sums it up!

  • Homo Erectus

    John Oliver just became America’s new hero!

    • JCF

      Oh, he’s been America’s hero for a while now… 🙂

  • Buford

    Druck Fumpf.

  • Beagle

    I’ll stick with Tronald Dump.

    • painter33

      You’re barking up the wrong tree – the one you’re looking for is for male dogs only.

  • Hue-Man

    Harumpf. Been there, done that.

  • CanuckDon

    As entertaining as that was, I found the few clips of Trump’s seemingly innocent supporters the most concerning because those are the kinds of people that I recognize a lot in society. They’re pleasant enough to talk to in a grocery store checkout line or do business with but their views on life are soured by their everyday blandness.

    They find employment, raise families, and tow the line…follow the things they’re supposed to follow, take trips to Disney and Vegas…the more adventurous ones might take all-inclusive vacations and cruises. Life ebbs and flows and mostly stays on an even keel but when all is said and done, it still is personally unsatisfying.

    They come to the conclusion that it must be wealth that adds the excitement and flair to life. Trump and his ilk become their idols. The rich do life right in their eyes and yes, it’s been this way for decades but to see them taking their idol to the next step of being the leader of a powerful nation is truly terrifying.

    • clay

      Some of them are in love with his (seeming) power.

      • CanuckDon

        Enchantment…it’s not just a tool of witches and wizards.

    • Marides48

      Watch this DVD

    • Gerry Fisher

      I think all of us need to start gently confronting these people using “the Oliver method.” The brand is very funny and attractive, but let’s take a good, hard look at the man. All your opinions are about the brand, not the actual man himself.

    • These are the same people who adore the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, and scour every page of all the “star” mags.

  • olandp

    When I go to I get a series of ads for drums…

    • Shy Guy

      That’s because it should be Drumpf with a pf, not ph at the end.

      • olandp

        Oy! My dyslexia must be worse than I thought…

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL DT – ” I know words, the best words “

  • mikeinrkfd

    Isn’t he worried he will sued?

    • CanuckDon

      Actually, Trump threatening a lawsuit would give Oliver’s segment much more exposure. It would be a good thing.

    • ColdCountry

      He said he would be looking for the papers this morning. Didn’t sound worried to me, and apparently the network isn’t either.

    • painter33

      Drumpf has rarely filed suits as he knows that in court, truth does matter. On the other hand, he has been the defendant in many suits, and his won/loss record isn’t very good for him. If he were professional basketball team, he’d be Philadelphia or the Lakers.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    That was awesome.

  • teeveedub

    Mic drop! FTW!

    • David Walker

      Mic toss. Even better.

  • WaltHawkNYC

    This piece is so insanely brilliant and scathing. I wish anyone who is thinking about voting for Trump would first be required to watch this and then have to explain their decision. Drumpf – that’s a keeper!!

    • Nax

      The problem is that voting for Drumpf is completely irrational. There is no explaining possible. The people voting for him have made a Donald Trump in their image to suit their unreflective minds.

  • Marides48

    Danke Hernn Drumpf

  • Duh-David

    How come John Oliver and his staff did more opposition research on Donny Drumpf than all the candidates running against Drumpf combined?

    • Marides48

      How come or why?

      • Tom

        Same difference. “How come” is short for, “How does it come to be that…?”.

    • Friday

      That’s probably not the case, actually, but it’s not like it should take ‘Opposition research’ for people to remember this guy’s been all over the news with his bad deals and scams and well, what would be scandalous behavior personally for decades. This one’s just about this Trump guy.

    • Rambie

      Rubio & Cruz teams are too hard at work thinking up school yard insults.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Sad, isn’t it?

  • Bungee

    I ordered a Drumpf hat this morning. If you don’t like it you can get Trumped. 😉

  • delk

    Masterful! Watched it last night.

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s too late for many of those followers. When you elevate someone into god like status, no matter what you say, it will somehow be refuted. Like religion, some of these people have shift and attached their foundation of believe onto him. To question Drumpf is to uproot their entire base which will unhinge them.

    • Jeffrey

      I feel the exact same way about Bernie supporters. Even after he leaves this campaign, his supporters have such religious fervor, no matter how ill informed, that they will have a hard time supporting the actual qualified candidate.

      • bambinoitaliano

        They will always be a segment of the population in regard to personal investment in politics or other causes. They tend to project their own absolute requirement that leave very little room to be inclusive for a very diverse population.

        • painter33

          I have no idea what you’re saying but I do like the Tuxedo cat.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yes, there’s just no thread on Joe My God these days that isn’t complete without bashing fellow Dems. Good show!
        I hope Bernie supporters continue to hold Hilz to the fire after Bernie loses the primary (and he will…sadly…lose.) Maybe it will help to keep her out of bed with her corporate donors. I doubt it, but maybe.

        • Jeffrey

          This is a thread about politics. If you can’t handle discussing politics, then avoid political threads.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I’d rather avoid people rationalizing friendly fire. This is about beating the GOP, not beating each other up. Politics is what you do to the other guy, not what we do to each other.

      • Man_in_the_mists

        Drive! That! Wedge!

        • painter33

          Oh, great, golf! Another fantasy that Drumpf enjoys – he thinks and says he’s a great golfer, but according to many sources, he’s a cheating hacker.

    • painter33

      Trumpf supporters care little about facts or reality. They’ll accept his crude behavior and astonishingly juvenile attacks and lies no matter what is presented to them or by whom. If Drumpf is supported by approximately 40% of Repubs, that means he is not supported by 60%, as is confirmed by his consistent disapproval ratings. The outcome suggests that adding the the Red 60% and the majority party together will win in a landslide; a very think but hopeful scenario. However, given Drumpf’s penchant for outright lying, he would say literally anything and for many of his less-than-informed, don’t-need-to-read followers, the lies would stick.

      No one can sit out this election especially, as our very existence as a country is at risk. No intemperate, megalomaniacal, sadistic narcissist should never be given access to the nuclear codes – never. No wonder 650,000 people have looked into Cape Breton as a post-election emigration destination, and that number is not including Vancouver and other locations to our north.

  • CatApostrophe

    I stayed in one of his hotels once on someone else’s dime and the only remarkable or luxurious thing about it was a tray of bottled waters, each encrusted with Swarovski crystals, for $25 a pop. The decor was nonexistent. Just a giant bed facing a giant TV in a giant room. Everything was grey and white and just plain dull. My friend’s parents (I was in a wedding party) forked over insane money just because of the name. They’re smart people too, I’ve known them my whole life. Dissociating the name Trump from ideas of success, wealth, business prowess, competence, and good taste (at the very least) is probably the best way to bring this idiot down.

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    • painter33

      Actually, it’s “Drumpf”….

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    LOL The Chrome extension works like a charm LOL

    As for this EPIC smackdown, John Oliver definitely shows off his smarts and comedic shade throwing beautifully.

  • 2karmanot

    But, he has tiny hands…….

  • Belthazar

    Now Drumpf is blaming his earpiece as the problem during the Jake Tapper segment – SMH. Let’s now pretend like he did not hear who Tapper mentioned. I only heard groups, not the specific group – paraphrasing Drumpf.

  • ColdCountry

    “Quintessentially Donald Trump, something that gives the passing appearance of wealth, but is actually just a cheap tool.”

    I had to back the video up and listen to that line again. And again. Beautiful.

  • Gerry Fisher

    This was amazing. I find it interesting that a British-born guy is lobbying more passionately for the soul of American than many Americans.

  • Galvestonian

    DAMN ! This should be broadcast on every channel after the nightly news.

  • Could “Drumpf” be the new Santorum?

    • TampaDink

      Only if it is redefined to mean something far less appealing than the sometimes frothy, usually slimy, amalgam of lubricant, stray fecal matter, and ejaculate that leaks out of the receiving partner’s anus after a session of anal intercourse. ☺

      • JulieBL

        I’d say that The Donald™ is definitely less appealing.

  • Scott Wyant

    A piece of fecal matter by any other name…….