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John Oliver Mocks Donald Trump for “Begging” in Hostage-Like Fundraising Video

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In a recent episode of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver shared his thoughts on Donald Trump’s latest endeavors to raise funds. The late-night host didn’t hold back as he delved into the former president’s financial predicament.

Oliver commenced his segment by addressing Trump’s plea for financial assistance, remarking, “This year, more than ever, everything Trump does is going to be a cash grab.” This sentiment encapsulated the essence of Trump’s ongoing efforts to bolster his financial standing.

The Last Week Tonight host, known for his acerbic wit, didn’t hesitate to poke fun at Trump’s fundraising attempts. Upon showcasing a somewhat blurry video of Trump soliciting donations from supporters, Oliver couldn’t resist taking jabs at what he referred to as a “cash grab” endeavor.

Describing Trump’s appeal for monetary aid, Oliver quipped, “That is a man who talks nonstop about how he’s one of the richest men on Earth, begging strangers for money in a hostage video that looks like it was filmed in a house haunted by the world’s tackiest ghosts,” Oliver joked.

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Oliver went on to highlight Trump’s recent legal entanglements, emphasizing the substantial financial burden imposed by legal fees and settlements. Drawing from a New York Times report, Oliver revealed that Trump had incurred over $100 million in legal expenses, averaging more than $90,000 daily.

Trump’s fundraising strategies extended beyond mere pleas for cash. Oliver humorously dissected the array of products available for purchase on the Republican’s official website, ranging from Trump-branded merchandise to novelty items. Among these offerings were a Trump-branded Bible, cologne, and a mini speaker adorned with Trump’s likeness.

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Regarding the merchandise, Oliver quipped, “I assume [it] is way too loud and never dies,” and mocked the gold Trump-branded earbud case, humorously suggesting it as a solution to the perennial problem of identifying one’s AirPods.

Despite Trump’s merchandising efforts, Oliver cast doubt on their efficacy in alleviating his financial woes. Instead, he turned his attention to Truth Social, a social media platform established by Trump. Oliver likened the platform’s launch to the surge of meme stocks such as GameStop and AMC Theatres.

Oliver explained, “If enough investors buy shares, they can drive the price up, and everyone can somehow get out before the bubble bursts.”

“But the GameStop movement was at least nominally about wresting financial power away from s—-y rich arseholes and restoring it to the little guy, whereas this movement is about funneling the little guy’s money directly to the s—tiest rich arsehole there is.”

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In conclusion, John Oliver’s critique of Donald Trump’s fundraising strategies sheds light on the intersection of politics, finance, and entertainment. With his trademark humor and incisive commentary, Oliver offered a humorous yet insightful perspective on the challenges facing the former president in his quest for financial stability.

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