‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Says Trump Gives China “Tacit Endorsement” To Use Excessive Force On Hong Kong Protestors

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Says Trump Gives China “Tacit Endorsement” To Use Excessive Force On Hong Kong Protestors
Before addressing how Donald Trump has been handling the Hong Kong protests on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver made sure to point out that the president was looking into buying Greenland this week. Oliver said that it makes sense that Trump would want to buy Greenland because it “is icy, distant and semi-autonomous — exactly Trump’s type” before cutting to a photo of Melania Trump.

With that clever jab out of the way, Oliver turns his attention to the upheaval in Hong Kong, which has been making headlines this week. A series of protests in Hong Kong have been happening for over four months and were a response to legislation that would allow suspected criminals to be extradited to territories where it doesn’t have formal extradition deals. This includes Taiwan, Macau and mainland China. Earlier this week, 5,000 activists occupied Hong Kong Airport, causing the two-day grounding of departing flights.
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