John Oliver shares his deeply cynical verdict on Trump

John Oliver might have felt so elated to see the jury convict Donald Trump on Thursday, but at night Our host quickly dampened our enthusiasm by predicting that the former president could still somehow win back the White House next November.

Trump was convicted on all 34 counts of first-degree falsification of business records in a scheme to illegally influence his 2016 presidential election by paying porn star Stormy Daniels to remain silent on Trump’s extramarital affairs with her.

Oliver opened his latest episode of Last week tonight Sunday reporting, “A New York businessman got into legal trouble, which was undeniably fun to watch live. »

He then shared a clip of NBC News anchor and legal correspondent Laura Jarrett reading aloud the New York City jury’s first 23 guilty verdicts. Oliver stopped the clip after Jarrett read count 23, then joked, “And it’s so satisfying to watch, I’d honestly be surprised if someone hasn’t already uploaded it to PornHub by now.”

But then he put a damper on it, adding: “Anyway, it’s going to be so much fun to remember this in five months, when we’re all watching this exact anchor count the 270 electoral votes that Trump won because nothing does not matter and that we live in a climate of crisis. broken world.

That said, Oliver might not remain so nihilistic about the impact of a convicted felon still vying for the presidency.

“There may be more to say about this after sentencing,” he said.

Judge Juan Merchan will sentence Trump on July 11.

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