Last night John Oliver returned from a three month vacation to resume Last Week Tonight and wasted no time plunging straight into the nauseating surreality of President Donald Trump. Though Oliver said recently that his show will try to avoid drowning in Trump coverage, the season's debut episode was fully focused on President Paraquat and his never-ending torrent of bullshit. "[Trump] even lied about the weather at his inauguration,” Oliver began, after showing a clip of Trump insisting God stopped the rain from falling during his speech. “We have a president capable of standing in the rain and saying it was a sunny day.”
Oliver wraps up his very funny/very disturbing deep dive into Trump's delusional behavior by announcing that he will try to smuggle some facts into the president's media diet by running ads on the cable shows he loves so much. One ad features a cowboy segueing from catheters into an explainer on what the nuclear triad is, while another helpfully explains that "not all black people live in the inner cities, and not all people in the inner cities are black," as country music plays in the background.
Oliver said the ads will run this morning on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC in D.C., and "until we're shut down, we are prepared to educate Donald Trump one by one on topics we're pretty sure he doesn't know about."