John Oliver on Trump’s Charlottesville Response: “A Non-Answer in a Moment Like This Is an Answer”

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver responds to the weekend’s terrible news that a protester was killed during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as well as Trump’s equally terrible response condemning the violence “on many sides” and refusing to call out the Nazis by name.  “It seems Trump’s first response to anything bad happening is always to immediately absolve himself of any personal responsibility. He’s the kind of guy who starts eulogies at funerals saying ‘Great guy. I didn’t kill him, but he’s a great guy, and he’s dead, and I didn’t do it!’” Oliver says. “There is clearly no point waiting for leadership from our president at moments like this, because it is just not coming. Which means we will have to look to one another, because incredibly, in a country where previous presidents have actually had to defeat Nazis, we now have one who cannot even be bothered to fucking condemn them.”

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