John Oliver Knows How Trump Can Get Out Of This Whole Election Thing
What does he have to lose by quitting before he loses?
BY Matt Miller | Aug 23, 2016 | Film & TV
Donald Trump wants you to like him. I know that sounds odd, given his affinity for marginalising, but he truly cares what people think about him. Consider Trump's thin skin when it comes to attacks from the media, or his passionate defense of both his hands and penis size. But right now, possibly because he lives in some gilded fantasy world where his overwhelmingly poor poll numbers don't exist, Trump believes he can still become president by pretending to care about flood victims and offering half-hearted apologies. And that's the thing. He cares about as much about winning as he does about being loved—they are, after all, one in the same when you're a pompous, power hungry demagogue who's lived an entire lifetime of privilege and luxury.
That leaves him with few options in terms of this election right now. As John Oliver explained on Last Week Tonight, Trump could become president—a job he doesn't want—or he could lose to Hillary Clinton—something he also doesn't want.
But there is one more option: drop out.
As Oliver said, Donald Trump could drop out of the presidential election and announce that his whole candidacy was an elaborate stunt designed to expose every flaw in our political system. It would be brilliant. It would be powerful.
"Just think about how triumphant it would feel to say on national television: 'I openly ran on a platform of impossibly ignorant proposals steeped in racial bigotry and nobody stopped me,'" Oliver said in Trump's voice. "If you drop out in order to teach America a lesson, you would not be a loser. You would be a legend. There'd be a federal holiday in your honour."
From: Esquire US