John Oliver Ridicules Rudy Giuliani After Infamous 'Truth Isn't Truth' Interview
John Oliver went after Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, on Sunday night's episode of Last Week Tonight.
Earlier in the day, Giuliani appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, where he and host Chuck Todd got into a heated exchange, during which Giuliani "came with a rationale for his boss' refusal to sit down with [Robert] Mueller that is, even by Giuliani standards, very Giuliani," Oliver said.
At one point during the interview, Giuliani began arguing with Todd that "truth isn't truth. ... Don't do this to me."
Calling Giuliani a "one-man legal improv troupe" and, later, the "Ken Bone of 9/11," HBO's Oliver said: "Don't do this to you? You just said 'truth isn't truth.' That's not acceptable from a president's lawyer. It's barely acceptable from a sophomore philosophy major who just tried molly for the first time: 'Truth isn’t truth, man — and also, toes are just feet-fingers. I feel warm.'"
During the Meet the Press interview, Giuliani also admitted that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior officials with the Trump campaign and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about [Hillary] Clinton." Replied Todd: "Which in itself is attempted collusion."
Oliver's take: "What is Giuliani doing, and why does the White House keep letting him go on TV? Because at this rate, Trump is going to wind up behind bars with Giuliani visiting him and saying, 'Don't worry, Donald, prison isn’t prison.'"
This article originally appeared in THR.com.