On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver looked into Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia and his friendly view of Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, Trump isn't such a good thing for Putin, who has often deflected the problems in his own country by pointing out the flaws in America, something Trump is now adept at doing.
"Today, on behalf of President Trump, I bring you this assurance: The United States of America strongly supports North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and will be unwavering in our commitment to this transatlantic alliance", Pence said at the Munich Security Conference. He said, "Trump "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin - he is a tough guy".
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The New York Times reported that White House aides had delivered a sealed proposal to Flynn's office shortly before he has to step down, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russian Federation. "He's genuinely popular there".
The end of the show features aperformance of a tune called "A Man Like Putin" by a fictional Europop girl group, which is based on an actually-existing song dedicated to the politician.
Officially, Putin makes just about $100,000 a year. "America and Russian Federation are not the f--ing same".
"Putin's popularity is all the more surprising given that his presidency has been shrouded in accusations of corruption", Oliver says, exploring the accusations that Putin's friends depend on him for their wealth. Among a slew of other issues, his adversaries tend to turn up dead - or have freaky things happen to them (fake sex tapes, flying dildos, and human feces on his enemies' cars, to name just a few).
Team Trump has come under scrutiny over what some critics say is a too-rosy relationship with Russian Federation.
Oliver concludes the episode, noting "Putin may or may not have stolen billions of dollars, and may or may not have been involved in the intimidation or assassination of his opponents". Still, what we do know to be true is damning enough, like the harsh fines and prison sentences given to protesters, or the country's extreme anti-gay legislation. We've got a lot of killers. Hopefully Trump learns something from Oliver's irresistible tune.