John Oliver Rips Into Donald Trump for Failing to Condemn White Supremacists

“Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”

John Oliver tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to directly condemn white supremacist groups by name after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There honestly aren’t many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, ‘That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis.” Oliver said. “But this is emphatically one of them.”

“Nazis are a lot like cats,” the Last Week Tonight host continued. “If they like you, it’s probably because you’re feeding them.”

He also called out Trump for repeatedly ignoring reporters’ questions on Saturday concerning the white nationalist groups in Charlottesville openly supporting Trump.

“He had one last shot before the buzzer on the racism clock hit zero and he threw an air ball so far away it landed in the Third Reich.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C62hGTQ5a4

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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.

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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.

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