Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump's Horrendous Foreign Policy
February 19, 2018 11:04 PM - Season 5, Episode 1 - Subscribe

This week....
  • The Parkland shooting.
  • Scandals around the world: South Africa, Australia, Israel
  • And Now: For Valentine's Day, Local News Presents Some Heart-Shaped Shit
  • Main Story: Trump Vs. The World, on Trump's terrible foreign policy, which has eroded US soft power around the world.
This is the first episode of Season Five of Last Week Tonight.

Alas, for now at least, I'm not going to be able to do the in-depth LWT posts I've been trying to produce. (There are still like five episodes from last season I've not written up yet.) If someone else wants to do LWT posts I don't mind, but for me, unless there's a particular thing I think needs filling in and I have the time and energy to do it, I'm going to stick with just mentioning the primary sequences. Sorry about that, I'm hoping people will talk about their favorite bits in comments and help flesh out each thread that way.
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Well, I'll make next week's post and see if I can make it up to par. Since I usually watch it on background, your recaps were lubricant for my shitty memory.
posted by lmfsilva at 11:32 PM on February 19, 2018 [2 favorites]

That would be nice lmfsilva, thanks very much.
posted by JHarris at 3:15 AM on February 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

Being down under myself, I can't entirely disagree with Australia being described as "70% uninhabitable because of desert, and 30% uninhabitable because of Australians."
posted by Marticus at 1:39 PM on February 20, 2018 [6 favorites]

If you're interested in more on John's opinion of Australia, you should check out Bugle episodes 230 and 231.
posted by General Malaise at 2:33 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]

At this particular historical moment, I know many Australians who consider America 100% uninhabitable because of Americans. John's 30% figure seems almost a compliment in return.
posted by Panthalassa at 6:46 PM on February 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Trump is ruining John Oliver for me. I just can't watch him, even in the short clips.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 5:34 AM on February 27, 2018 [3 favorites]

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