‘Last Week Tonight’ Found a Way to Sneak Some Facts into Trump’s Daily News Diet
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down Donald Trump’s long relationship with false information and “alternative facts” thanks to his daily consumption of morning news shows and websites like Breitbart and Infowars. “Real people get hurt when you make policy based on false information. Billions will get spent on a wall that won’t work to prevent a crime wave that isn’t happening while refugees sit in dangerous situations to prevent Bowling Green-style massacres that never took place,” Oliver says before offering some advice for everyone to start fact-checking any item of news that confirms their own worldview before posting it on social media — whether that news is from a website or directly from the White House. “And because I know our president will not follow any of those suggestions — partly because, rightfully, he does not watch this show — there is one small way we wanted to try and sneak some useful facts into his media diet.” So thanks to John Oliver and Last Week Tonight, during the commercial breaks of Trump’s preferred morning news shows on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, the president will finally get a somewhat steady diet of genuine facts this week. Watch the full segment above.