During a Monday appearance on the show with Stephen Colbert, Oliver suggested that Trump could end up back in the Oval Office for a second term.
“What do you make of the new political reality you’ve returned to? Because your last show was just before the midterms,” Colbert asked Oliver. “We just passed the midterm point in Trump’s first, and hopefully only, term and some are saying, ‘Oh, the end is in sight.’ I don’t say that, but others are.”
“I definitely don’t have that kind of optimism,” Oliver said to his former Daily Show colleague. “To say we’re halfway through his presidency is to ignore the concept of a second-term presidency. We are two-to-six years away from the end of his presidency, the Constitution has given us—”
The crowd began booing Oliver for his response.
“… oh wow,” Oliver said in response to the reaction, then joked: “Is there some big Trump 2024 fans here?”
“Constitutionally he has to go at some point,” Colbert said.
“Yes, we all have something to aim at,” Oliver said. “We all have a finish line, like in a marathon, we can stumble over and have somebody cover us in a silver cape and say, ‘You really shouldn’t have done that.’”
He continued: “We all have to stay alive — especially Ruth Bader Ginsberg. If she can function Tinkerbell style where we can just keep her alive but us clapping our hands, then Pelosi needs to go full alligator clap.”
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