Other than passing a tax break for the wealthiest Americans, Donald Trump never had a plan while in office. And when he ran for President a second time, his platform was essentially that he was Donald Trump.
Republican lawmakers are still doing a lot of complaining about how things are going in Washington today. While doing so, they never offer solutions. According to John Oliver, their new platform is simply doing a better job of conducting a coup next time.
The HBO host first mocked conspiracy theorists by saying, “Look, we all know there’s a secret cabal pulling the strings of politicians around the world, but I’m certainly not going to wildly speculate about it. That would be irresponsible.”
“It should give everyone pause because the Jan. 6 committee is reminding everyone just how close we came to democracy basically collapsing. It was a hand full of people in the right position choosing to do the right thing that saved us from a constitutional crisis. But there are candidates running for consequential candidates running for office right now on the platform right now that basically, ‘let’s do the coup again, but better next time!'”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of HBO:
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