The innuendos feel less hilariously awkward and more darkly foreboding.
“Trump may be the first-ever troll to be elected president.”
The "Last Week Tonight" host reacts to the academy's expulsion of the disgraced Hollywood producer.
“Monuments are not how we record history—books are, museums are, Ken Burns 12-part miniseries are.”
Trump had a "week of embarrassments," according to the HBO comedian.
“Arpaio broke the rules he was sworn to uphold, rules that are put in place to protect citizens from a government going out of control," Oliver said of the former Arizona sheriff.
"He threw an airball so far away it landed in the Third Reich."
“If everyone is really honest, your level of fear over the North Korea situation is in direct proportion to whether they can hit the exact place where you live," said Oliver.
Jones's reported "health expert" falsely claims to be an MIT alum, Oliver says.
A Russian court ruled that the presence of ISIS symbols in a John Oliver clip made it "extremist."
"The care of America’s kidneys is way too important to be treated like a fast food experience," says Oliver.
The television host called upon viewers to flood the FCC with comments on its plan to reverse rules that prevent data discrimination.
“It seems that the Trump era will basically CTL-Z everything that happened on Obama’s watch," Oliver says in reference to the president's stance on net neutrality.
“I know all of this seems like an evisceration of both Jared and Ivanka, but it is really not," says Oliver. "I don’t know enough about them to eviscerate them.”
“You in France love nothing more than acting like you are better than Britain and America," Oliver told French voters. "Now is your chance to prove that.”
“In a democracy, the question of who gets to draw the map should not have as much significance as it currently does," says Oliver.
“This bill seems almost universally hated in Washington," says Oliver. "It is truly the Ted Cruz of health care legislation.”
"Trump sees something that jibes with his worldview, doesn’t check it, half-remembers it and then passes it on, at which point it takes on a life of its own and appears to validate itself," says Oliver.
"I am slightly concerned," Oliver said. "I have an American wife and an American son now, but who knows what's enough?
“While this always gets framed as an issue about parents and their children, it’s actually about everybody," Oliver says. "Because kids grow up.”
“The lack of coverage they complain about so much might have genuinely benefited them," Oliver says of the leading third-party candidates. "Their key proposals begin to crumble under the slightest scrutiny.”
“There might well be detainees who we scooped up as young men who we think are guilty," says Oliver. "But they will never get a trial, and they will be there until they die.”