John Oliver On The Trump/Putin Friendship [VIDEO]

TIME recaps:

This week, Last Week Tonight turned its attention to Russia, which, John Oliver joked with viewers, is the country that gave us “potentially the 45th President of the United States.” As Oliver says, “It’s a bit weird that [Trump] has been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than to Meryl Streep.”

Trump has made no secret of his belief that it would “be nice if we got along with Russia” — to which Oliver counters, “It would be also be nice if you could walk right up to a bear and hug it.” To remind Trump that being friends with a man like Putin can be a risky proposition, Oliver staged a cheesy techno-pop song complete with dancers and a driving beat to drive home the point.

  • HZ81

    Vladimir’s daughter does “rock & roll” dancing routines to Pia Zadora songs? Well, there’s one Putin I just might like.

  • David Walker
    • Tom Mears

      Good lord, this sounds like a puff piece written by Russia designed to make Donny distrust the media, intelligence agency and congress even less.

      congress and the military want to sabotage trump
      intelligence services want to overthrow trump in a coup

      Oh yeah this is exactly what we want russia and Putin telling him. Doesn’t scare me at all, not one bit.

      • billbear1961

        If there’s no OTHER way to get rid of that dangerously unfit obscenity and TRAITOR, I hope the IC does stage a successful coup, a quiet one that can be passed off as an “accident.”

        • bill weber

          So it’s all a matter of what KIND of dictatorship you want, huh? Vile.

          • billbear1961

            Asshole, I expect them to RESTORE the Republic to us after taking it away from traitorous FASCISTS!!

            Fuck off, Perdue!!

    • BobSF_94117

      It is normal for any president or leader to be fully briefed before entering negotiations for the first time with a rival leader, but preparing a detailed dossier on the mind and instincts of a U.S. leader is unusual.

      That might explain why relations with Russia always seem to go badly (even when they’re not being utter shits)

    • billbear1961

      So, they think people in Congress and the military who dislike Russia may be trying to undermine Trump; and, yet, they seem to understand he’s undermining himself, too (which is the BIGGEST factor in play).

      Fedorov added that Trump’s “constant battle with the mass media” was “worrying us.”

      The U.S. president “is dancing on thin ice,” he said. “It’s a risky game.”

      They don’t want to DAMAGE their orange asset:

      The issue of Russia “is now a kind of banana skin for Trump — that’s why we should avoid any kind of step that could damage Trump,” said Fedorov. “Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser — he must sort out his domestic problems first.”

      • cleos_mom

        Weird times aren’t they — the Russians have a clearer view of Donnie Frederickovitch than his followers do.

        • billbear1961

          CM, I think everyone has a clearer view of him than his followers do.

    • billbear1961

      The attempt to get inside the mind of the U.S. president is aimed at helping Putin plan for his first meeting with America’s new leader, the date for which is yet to be decided.

      Get inside his “mind”??


      Good luck!

      • jmax

        Better wear a hazmat suit.

  • TexasBoy

    Trump wants to help Vladie catch Moose & Squirrel.

  • billbear1961

    “It would be also be nice if you could walk right up to a bear and hug it.”

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    • djcoastermark

      Ooh, me oh my, what a wonderful way to start the day.

    • David Walker


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    • MusicBear88

      Obviously he’s never been to Provincetown for Bear Week. So much fur, so many hugs…

    • Sam

      Oh, I’ll hug that bear. 😉

    • Nic Peterson


    • Frantically fans self….oh my….so much to…..oh my…..

    • narutomania

      File this in the humminah-humminah-humminah-touch-meself file.

    • Kyle Deetz

      **drooling all over the keyboard**

    • Gerry Fisher


  • AtticusP
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Finally, something Comey can understand.

  • canoebum

    If we had to have a complete non-politician/amateur President, why couldn’t it have been someone like Bruce Springsteen, or maybe even Bette Midler. Hell, I would have settled for Steve Martin or even Lily Tomlin. But this guy?

    • billbear1961

      Or Meryl Streep!

  • Joe in PA

    I hope John Oliver has a food taster.

  • JT

    Quick comparison: by this time in his first year, Obama was on his way to earning the Nobel Peace Prize. Drumpf is doing his best to earn the name Putin’s Prize Piece.

    • bill weber

      he didn’t EARN the Nobel Peace Prize, being a war criminal (like all our presidents). There is no end to O-bot propaganda…

      • JT

        Trumpanzee Perdouche, you should do some homework rather than mouthing lies.

    • Halou

      His threatening to send “the feds” into Chicago, and raise a 100,000 strong National Guard army to invade the border states and every state that borders a border state from which all ‘foreigners’ will be expelled, surely it would disqualify him from even being considered for a Nobel Peace Prize, much less winning one.

      • JT

        If there were a War Prize, maybe.

  • safari

    The first eight minutes about Donald’s week is also pretty good:

    • Man_in_the_mists

      Video is unavailable. 🙁

  • Frostbite

    Great. Now I’m going to have that pop song stuck in my head for the next 4 years. Or until Armageddon.

  • Stogiebear

    “It’s a bit weird that [Drumpf] has been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than to Meryl Streep.”

    The amount of money The Tyrant gets from Meryl Streep via the taxes she pays probably pales in comparison to what he gets from Putin.

  • Halou

    Trump will continue to say that he just wants to “get along” with Russia. All the while he will continue to degrade and destroy the USA’s relations with Mexico, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Australia, Poland, Sweden, Britain, and even the USA itself! Every one of America’s allies old and new. Trump has never once said he wants to get along well with the EU, is it so bad for him to want to have positive diplomatic and economic relations with the largest single economic bloc on the planet? Apparently the answer is yes.

    But Russia, got to make friends with those guys no matter what.

    • -M-

      And he and his supporters talk as if it’s that the rest of us don’t want to get along with Russia, rather than the problem being Putin’s actions that we can’t support.

      Plus, they talk as if the only options for our relationship with Russia are either being besties or a shooting war.

      Remember how right and left and Russian bots all called Hillary a warmonger?

      • Halou

        That’s one thing I never understood.
        Promising to defend the territorial integrity of NATO allies is somehow threatening war with Russia. Do those people consider future Russian aggression so certain?

  • narutomania

    “Yeah, I’ve talked a lot of shit.”

    And John, we not only thank you for it, we love you for it!

  • ColdCountry

    Shall we start a pool on how long it takes a Trump supporter to shit on John Oliver’s car? I say no more than a week.