Last night John Oliver opened his show by tearing into Trump’s reaction to the Nazi terror attack in Charlottesville. The Week reports:
“On many sides?” Oliver asked. “This was a white nationalist rally, you have to call that out by name. There aren’t many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, ‘That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis,’ but this is emphatically one of them. It’s like a reverse Godwin’s Law: if you fail to mention Nazism, you lose the argument.”
Trump may have tried to distance himself from the white nationalists, but they did not return the favor; neo-Nazi groups gushed over Trump’s non-condemnation and former KKK grand wizard David Duke said the marchers loved Trump, voted for him, and plan to carry out their plans in his name.
“I’ve gotta say, David Duke and the Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump,” Oliver said, “which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats: If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”