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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