Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: China President Xi Jinping
June 20, 2018 5:11 AM - Season 5, Episode 15 - Subscribe

This week:
  • Trump's summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un happened. The result was what Oliver reminds us is a Trump speciality, something akin to an "Ice Cream Blow Job." Something that sounds great, but when you think about it, doesn't actually mean anything.
  • Thousands of children were forcibly taken from parents due to the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy over illegal imigration, an act that has infuriated millions.
  • And Now: Senator Chuck Schumer Is Caught In An Endless Graduation-Speech Time Loop
  • Main story: China President Xi Jinping has overcome term limits, had his ideas enshrined in China's constitution, and cultivated a cult of personality around himself. Under him, China's released catchy viral videos to advance their economic interests. LWT made their own to remind everyone of their human rights issues. The main story (20m) is available on YouTube.

Donald Trump: "President of the United States, and love of Melania's life." (Picture of visibly upset Melania.)
On Trump saying "Sleep well tonight": "Donald Trump telling me I can 'Sleep well tonight' is like the Grim Reaper telling me 'Have a happy birthday!' Your presence is the reason that I will not."
Jeff Sessions: "US Attorney General and least fun thing to find in a Kinder Egg." and "A man so small that he can wear a raspberry as a hat."
China: "The country responsible for huge technological advances, yet still can't get pandas to fuck."
The Belt and Road Song: [] "irritating Old Navy commercial hawking a trillion dollar infrastructure plan."

The English "Belt and Road Song" China produced to advance their trade route plans virally is on Dailymotion. It's not their only song either, I found this one, done with clay figures on YouTube.

F.37: "Giftus Lastminutum," FATHER'S DAY
posted by JHarris (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
As a followup, John Oliver is now a blocked term in China.
posted by Marticus at 3:54 PM on June 21, 2018 [4 favorites]

That video was genius. Also, I about want to die about the whole Pooh thing.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:20 PM on June 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

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