John Oliver Will Stop Ignoring Donald Trump

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

John Oliver will stop ignoring Donald Trump

Oliver's Last Week Tonight will finally tackle the presidential election when his HBO show returns for its third season. "It's finally appropriate,” Oliver tells Esquire. "But I think we'll do more stuff that has to do with the process and the personalities. I don't think we'll do too much on the daily dramas of the campaign.” As for Trump, Oliver says, "I don't think that you can claim that he doesn't exist, no matter how hard your mind tries.” PLUS: Jimmy Fallon unleashes his Trump impression to mock his second place Iowa finish.


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