John Oliver Proposes an Idea to Save “Racist Voodoo Doll” Donald Trump from Further Humiliation

There’s a third option the GOP nominee should seriously consider.

If there’s one thing Donald Trump can’t stomach, it’s admitting defeat. After all, the self-declared billionaire loves to claim he’s been “winning” all his life. But as the Republican nominee’s poll numbers continue to tank, it seems like a disastrous loss against Hillary Clinton is nearly inevitable at this point.

Amid the implosion, John Oliver has proposed a unique option Trump may want to consider, one that could potentially save both the real estate magnate’s ego and the American people from having to endure another three months of his hateful rhetoric: Drop out and tell the world it was all fantastic stunt.

“Just think about how triumphant it would feel to say on national television, ‘I openly ran on a platform of impossible ignorant proposals, steeped in racial bigotry, and nobody stopped me,'” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight. “‘In fact you embraced me for it. What the fuck was that about?!'”

“You would not be a loser—you would be a legend.”

Watch Oliver make the convincing case above.


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