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John Oliver: The Republican Platform is to Just Do a Better Coup Next Time [VIDEO]

John Oliver: The Republican Platform is to Just Do a Better Coup Next Time [VIDEO]

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.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 04: John Oliver performs onstage during the 13th annual Stand Up for Heroes to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff Foundation)

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.”

Oliver continued:

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“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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