The “Last Week Tonight” host spoke at the gala, which honored filmmaker Dawn Porter and author Isabel Allende.
To kick things off, he greeted the crowd with a reference to the third presidential debate, saying, “Good evening, gentlemen and nasty women,” garnering cheers from the crowd.
With his trademark intelligent wit and humor, Oliver also addressed The Donald’s views on abortion and women’s rights. During the final debate, the GOP presidential candidate claimed, “In the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”
In response to Trump’s rhetoric, Oliver had this to say: “His discussion of late-term abortions showed no real understanding of how abortions work, no clear understanding of the basic biology of women’s bodies and a very poor sense of grammar as well, so I guess we got, in a sense, what we were asking for. If you ask Donald Trump to draw a fallopian tube, I cannot imagine what you would get back, other than a child’s drawing of a cobra.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.