After running a clip of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) saying that Trump learned “a pretty big lesson” from the trial (which she later amended to “hopes” he learned a lesson), Oliver got personal. (See the clip below.)
“What are you talking about Susan? Of course he hasn’t learned his lesson,” the host snapped. “Trump never learns his lesson, This is a man whose firstborn child was Donald Trump Jr. and he kept having children!”
Oliver also blasted the Justice Department’s overruling of prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation for Trump ally Roger Stone after Trump railed against it on Twitter as a “miscarriage of justice.” Stone was convicted of, among other things, obstructing the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In a fit of sarcasm, Oliver snarked: “This is America. Your experience with the criminal justice system should not depend on how much the president likes you. It should depend on how much money you have, what color your skin is and whether or not the judge has already had lunch. That is how we do things here in the United States, buddy.”