#MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain: Watch John Oliver shred Trump to pieces

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 01, 2016 09:24 IST
John Oliver’s irreverent Last Week Tonight is well-known for its tackling of US political figures. (HT Photo)

On Sunday John Oliver, the popular host of Last Week Tonight, finally sat down to dissect the political campaign of the controversial tycoon, Donald Trump.

Oliver, known for his scathing analyses of members of the American political establishment, took down the billionaire real-estate tycoon by sifting through public statements in support of him.

“I get that the character of Donald Trump is entertaining, and that he says things that people want to hear,” Oliver said. “And I know that his very name is powerful.”

Watch: John Oliver finally takes down Trump

That name, though, may be misleading US voters.

Oliver concluded his searing character-assassination of the Republican frontrunner by saying that Trump’s family name used to be Drumpf, and that Americans should always keep that in mind when deciding whether to vote for him or not.

“If you are thinking of voting for Donald Trump, the charismatic guy promising to make America great again, stop and take a moment to imagine how you would feel if you just met a guy named Donald Drumpf, a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former Klan leader who he can’t decide whether or not to condemn. Would you think he would make a good president, or is the spell now somewhat broken?” he said.

“That is why tonight I am asking America to make Donald Drumpf again,” Oliver added.

The British comedian then announced the launch of the #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain campaign, and the website DonaldJDrumpf.com, where anyone can download a browser extension that replaces the tycoon’s name with Drumpf.

Twitter reacted, with parody accounts and tweets carrying forth Oliver’s desire to reconcile Trump with his Germanic ancestry.

One user, @RealDonalDrumpf, has found great success in parodying Trump.

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