Watch: John Oliver Rips Trump's Idiocy About Nuclear Weapons
According to Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, "Nuclear weapons [are] the most terrifying thing you can stockpile right after baby dolls."
Last week, all the major leaders gathered in Washington DC to attend Obama’s nuclear weapons summit—all but Vladimir Putin.
“A nuclear summit gathering is pretty much the only gathering where you can legitimately say, ‘Man this would be so much better if Vladimir Putin were here,’” Oliver mused. But Russia had actually announced that Putin would be skipping the summit a year and a half ago, which is a pretty strong statement.
Even without Putin in attendance, there were plenty of issues to talk about. Particularly because just two days before they gathered, Donald Trump mentioned he would be perfectly comfortable with other countries becoming nuclear powers, including Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. “Saudi Arabia, [too], absolutely,” when CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked.
“He says this with the confidence of a man who could easily find Saudi Arabia on a map," Oliver joked, adding, "if he was given three tries and the map only included countries ending with Arabia."
Trump also refused to rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe because “Europe is a big place.”
“It’s a big place is not a good excuse for using nuclear weapons. It’s barely a good excuse for peeing in the ocean," Oliver pointed out. So, it was clearly extremely important that President Obama try and reassure the nuclear summit participants—i.e. the rest of the planet—by providing some context for Trump’s remarks.
“The person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean peninsula or the world generally," President Obama told the audience. Another strong, but necessary statement.
“Basically what Obama is implying there is that you could fill a book with the things Donald Trump doesn’t know; that would mean the encyclopedia," confirmed Oliver.
Watch: Trump really hasn't thought this through: