Last Week Tonight With John Oliver discussed the president's son, Donald Trump Jr.'s involvement with Russia and how it pertains to the 2016 elections. There have been allegations that Trump Jr. colluded with the Russian government in the tampering of the 2016 presidential election. Oliver responded to The Washington Post report stating President Trump is worried "Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy." Oliver said, "That seems plausible, to be honest. On the long list of 'things Don Jr. Is likely to wander into,' 'legal jeopardy' is right up there with 'the women's dressing room' and 'a screen door.'"
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
Sunday morning, President Trump took to twitter to defend his son and the allegations, saying, "Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!"And upon reading the tweet, Oliver couldn't believe what the president was admitting. He said, "There is so much wrong there, from the fact it undermines the excuse, he supposedly dictated, that this meeting was about Russian adoptions, to claiming he didn't know about it, and if he did, nothing happened, and if it wasn't, he didn't know about it."While there may be some legal repercussions for the president' admission, Oliver was most shocked by the audacity of the president's adjectives. Oliver said, "Perhaps the most galling lie in there is describing Donald Jr. As a 'Wonderful son.' I mean, that is just flagrantly false. He's barely even the most wonderful Donald Trump."Last Week Tonight With John Oliver airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.