John Oliver kicked off Season 4 of Last Week Tonight with ‘Truth vs. Trump’, a segment that President Donald Trump is sure to be tweeting about by the end of today.
Last Week Tonight wrapped up Season 3 back in November, a week after Donald Trump’s historic election win, and we hadn’t really heard a peep from John Oliver since then. So much has changed in the past few months, specifically in the past 3 weeks with DJT in the White House, so I think it’s safe to assume that most viewers expected John Oliver to tackle Trump in the Season 4 premiere…and tackle he did.
In ‘Truth vs. Trump’, John Oliver set out to answer 4 questions: (1) How did we get a pathological liar in the White House? (2) Where are his lies coming from? (3) Why do so many people believe him? and (4) What can we possibly do about it? You can follow that link above to head on over to UPROXX for the answers to those questions, or you can watch John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight Season 4 premiere by hitting ‘play’ on that clip above.
Something interesting about John Oliver’s new strategy for Last Week Tonight is they’ve launched a new campaign to ensure President Donald Trump sees what they have to say about him each Sunday. With weeks of proof that DJT is watching morning news shows (Fox & Friends, Morning Joe, etc.), Oliver’s decided to run commercials targeted at POTUS himself during these time slots:
Speaking during the launch of the fourth season of his HBO program, “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver said he intended to run commercials on Washington D.C. area cable systems between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. during Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” CNN’s “New Day” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that would educate Trump on facts of which Oliver believes he is not aware. The commercials, designed to look like a direct-response medical commercial touting help for people who use catheters, will instead offer remedial help on subjects like the nuclear triad and African geography. via Variety
I can’t help but wonder if President Trump will take the bait and start tweeting about Last Week Tonight. Most of John Oliver’s episodes are between 20-30 minutes long, which is more time than I usually have to watch a TV show so I can’t imagine POTUS has the spare time to ever actually watch an episode, but I can certainly see this targeted ad campaign triggering a reaction on Twitter….Thoughts?