John Oliver Shares His Thoughts On Trump’s Second Term, Brexit

John Oliver doesn’t seem to share the same “optimism” as Stephen Colbert, who thinks the world will not have to suffer through President Donald Trump’s second term as POTUS.

Stopping by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to talk about the sixth season of his hit HBO show “Last Week Tonight” Oliver was unfortunately booed when he suggested that the president may win re-election in 2020.

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After Colbert noted, “We just passed the midterm point in Trump’s hopefully first and only term, and some people are saying the end is in sight,” Oliver retorted, “I definitely don’t have that kind of optimism. To say we’re halfway through his presidency, I think, is to ignore the concept of a second-term possibility. We are two to six years away from the end of his presidency.”

Enter boos.

But there is still a silver lining, as Oliver reminded the audience that the constitution limits a president from serving more than two terms, explaining that no matter how long it takes, the end will come for Trump’s time in the White House.

“We all have a finish line, like in a marathon, that we can try and stumble over, be covered in a silver cape and have someone say, ‘You really shouldn’t have done that,’” he added.

The two also discussed the terrible topic of Brexit, which will take effect — with or without a deal — on March 29. The British comedian described just how terrifying a “no-deal” Brexit would be.
“The thing with the current president is that, again, there is that endpoint in sight. Technically, whenever that is,” Oliver said, comparing the two situations. “With Brexit, we’re looking at generational damage that could end up being done here. So it’s very, very bad.”
“It’s like saying to someone who has just jumped out of an airplane without a parachute ‘What does this mean?'” Oliver said. “‘Let’s hope this works out for you, I don’t really see what your end plan is here.'”
Watch the full interview above.



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