Donald Trump Tries, Fails to Embarrass John Oliver

Election '16

John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" has distinguished itself among late-night talk show offerings by addressing serious issues in a funny, intelligent and in-depth way. That's not GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's strong suit, so it's not surprising that the real estate mogul has failed to appear on the program. Hasn't even been invited, actually.


On a Friday episode of "CBS This Morning," Oliver said he has no interest in interviewing Trump, telling the hosts, “He’s said everything he has to say. He’s an open book. That book doesn’t have that many interesting words in it.”

In response, Trump tried to assert Oliver's loserdom in standard Trump fashion, tweeting that the show had invited him to appear but that he refused because it was a boring waste of time. 

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"Last Week Tonight" shot back that it had extended no such invite: 

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In a predictable bid for ratings, other late-night talk show hosts have repeatedly featured Trump.

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