John Oliver Mocks Donald Trump’s Plan to Contest the Election With Special Offer

In exchange for a concession, the “Last Week Tonight” host is prepared to give Trump something he badly wants.


As Donald Trump continues to lay the groundwork for a massive loss against Hillary Clinton, the GOP candidate has made it increasingly clear that he does not intend to accept the results in a peaceful manner. While the scenario of a contested election is shocking, Trump’s refusal to accept that he is a loser is not. After all, as Clinton pointed out at the final presidential debate last week, Trump once even complained that the Emmy Awards were rigged after his show the The Celebrity Apprentice lost three years in a row.

“Of course he wants an Emmy,” John Oliver explained on Sunday. “It’s a woman, it’s gold, and it’s proportionate to his tiny hands. It’s basically Trump’s ideal mate.”

The Last Week Tonight host then presented Trump with a proposition—one that would help the real estate magnate avoid admitting that he is in fact a loser—in exchange for him to accept the outcome of the results. After all, Oliver has something the world knows Trump desperately wants. Watch above.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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