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John Oliver Slams Trump for Being Trump Throughout the Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico

The host acknowledges the president's awfulness has become predictable.

Photo Credit: HBO

On Sunday, HBO host John Oliver directed his ire toward President Trump for his ignorant and vacuous take on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

“How are you even trying to take a victory lap right now?” the Last Week Tonight host asked incredulously. “The only way he could have saved that statement was to say, ‘And don’t forget, I just kind of ramble, I know nothing, I talk because silence sounds weird.'"

Oliver described the president's Twitter attacks on the people of Puerto Rico and the mayor of San Juan as "depressingly predictable."

The host compared the president to a "parrot who's memorized some human sounds."

Watch Oliver's Trump takedown below.

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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