Election 2016

John Oliver Compares Donald Trump to a Cancerous Growth America Can't Ignore Anymore

He may have seemed harmless at first.
Despite his unshakable popularity, Last Week Tonight has mostly ignored Donald Trump. However, as of late, he has been endorsed by Chris Christie, won three states and polls show him leading most Super Tuesday states.
 
Super Tuesday is a pretty big deal. Since 1988, every candidate who has won the most states on Super Tuesday went on to become their party's nominee. So, "at this point, Donald Trump is America's back mole. It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it's gotten frighteningly bigger, it is no longer wise to ignore it," said John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight.
 
"And I do understand why Trump supporters may like him. He's unpredictable and entertaining. There is a part of me that even likes this guy. It's a part of me I hate, but it is a part of me. And if you are someone who is sick of the party establishment, he may seem like a protest candidate with some attractive qualities. Donald Trump can seem appealing until you take a closer look, much like the lunch buffet at a strip club or having a pet chimpanzee."
 
Trump actually doesn't "tell it like it is," as his supporters claim. Politifact checked Trump's website and rated 76 percent of the statements mostly to completely false. 
 
According to Oliver, Trump is convinced that Last Week Tonight wanted him on the show. "Just last year, he claimed to have turned down an invite to appear on this 'very boring show' and when we pointed out that he had never been invited, it was genuinely destabilizing to be on the receiving end of a lie that confident. I even checked to see if anyone had invited him and of course they hadn't."
 
Watch: Is Donald Trump who he says he is?

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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