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John Oliver on ‘The Late Present’: ‘We Need to Keep Alive’ Throughout Trump Presidency

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Turning the desk on his internet hosting position as he likes to do, Final Week Tonight frontman John Oliver dropped into The Late Present to talk with Stephen Colbert in regards to the present U.S. presidency and the scenario with Brexit in Oliver’s homeland. 

Colbert started the interview, which he known as Oliver’s “annual check-up,” with a loving joke. “I do know that your work is extremely arduous, as a result of take a look at you, you are decaying earlier than our eyes.” Colbert was referencing the trajectory of Oliver’s hair coloration, which has gone from black to “salt and pepper.”

Requested what he thinks of the “present political actuality,” Oliver thought for a second and stated, “Our final present was making an attempt to work out why the world is shifting to the appropriate…” The 2 hosts shortly moved to a dialog about President Trump, who’s midway via his presidency. As Colbert remarked, “The tip is in sight,” Oliver piped in with a dose of actuality. “We’re 2-6 years away from the top of his presidency,” he stated matter-of-factly.

Oliver went on so as to add, “All of us have a end line that we will attempt to stumble over and have somebody say, you actually should not have carried out that.”

On the identical matter, Colbert exclaimed that everybody simply has to “keep alive” through the Trump-era. “I feel that is what all of us need to do, all of us, particularly Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” replied Oliver, alluding to the significance of the 85-year-old Justice of the Supreme Court docket.

Because the interview continued, Colbert and Oliver mentioned Brexit, which Oliver stated is transferring alongside slowly as Britain voted for it two years in the past. He steered that it might doubtlessly trigger plenty of “generational harm” within the nation.

On the finish of the interview, Colbert gifted Oliver with a ribbon, crown and a bunch of purple roses to sign his standing as “most frequent visitor” on The Late Present (he overtook Bernie Sanders). 

Season 6 of Final Week Tonight begins Sunday. 

This text initially appeared in THR.com.


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