Last week began with President Donald Trump receiving his highest approval ratings in office after addressing Congress on Tuesday, but it ended with his administration embroiled in another controversy when it was revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador twice during the election campaign but did not disclose he had done so during his confirmation hearing.
John Oliver dubbed the series of events “stupid Watergate” on Sunday night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.”
“A potential scandal with all the intrigue of Watergate, except everyone involved is really bad at everything,” Oliver said when defining the phrase.
And Oliver’s new term seemed only to hold more water on Saturday, when Trump tweeted the accusation that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, a claim FBI Director James Comey has reportedly said is false.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
Congress still says it will investigate Trump’s claims, but there was something else Oliver noticed about Trump’s latest controversial tweet.
“We are now at a point where the president is so busy hurling destabilizing conspiracy theories around we can’t even pause to enjoy the fact that he misspelled the word ‘tap,'” Oliver said, referring to a tweet in which Trump spelled the word as “tapp.”
Watch the entire Oliver opening below.