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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey.

In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that he mentioned the non-existent recordings of his conversations with Comey as a kind of fake-out or psychological thrust. His word-salad explanation of his suspicions about taping is worth the click if you haven’t seen it already. Has America ever had a president so incapable of expressing a coherent thought?

Naturally, the Fox correspondent flatters Trump for staging this brilliant trick on Comey. To mislead the entire country on a very serious matter, just so he could try to troll the former FBI director — sheer genius!

With uncharacteristic modesty, Trump replies that his maneuver “wasn’t very stupid” — all of which stuns the sputtering Oliver. Not surprisingly, but always hilariously, the Last Week Tonight host has a few parting words for both Fox and Trump.