Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney's press conference and subsequent news show appearances haven't staved off public outcry either, so Last Week Tonight host John Oliver made a decision to give it a shot on Sunday night. It was quick, but brutal. So many of Trump's voters hate liberals for making fun of them for being flyover states, but according to Oliver, "This budget will literally turn them into flyover country because there won't be an airport there anymore". The bit comes at the 2:15 mark (the photo sells it).
John Oliver has come up with a creative solution for those who find the news depressing to watch these days - just add zebras. Or was this post-graduate work for Miller? Oliver's attempts to make sense of the "toddler psychopath" failed tremendously, but he had a bigger point to make: the cuts will devastate the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which only make up a small fraction of the federal budget. You can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press.
Earlier in the segment, Oliver showed a clip of CNN's Wolf Blitzer reading a disturbingly long list of departments which Trump wants to effectively cut.
"This budget is simply a blueprint, what's known in Washington as a 'skinny budget, ' which sounds like a line item that Trump might have included in one of his pre-nups", said Oliver. "'Thanks for helping us out Agriculture Department. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on". You can create excitement. "Oh, I think people are catching on", concluded Oliver.
"I don't know what that was", Oliver said.
It would then mean that they could possibly go one week without having to mention him, and focus their humour on something else that is going on in the world. "You do it as a 'fuck you.' It is the budgetary equivalent of inviting Mitt Romney out to dinner at Jean Georges before not offering him a cabinet position".