Donald Trump is America's back mole, says LGBT ally John Oliver.
The billionaire businessman and Republican front-runner has become a mole that is too large to ignore, Oliver claimed in a scathing 22-minute indictment on Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight. Although he has tried to avoid reporting on Trump's metoric rise thus far, Oliver dedicated the bulk of his latest show to exposing lies the 2016 presidential candidate has told on the campaign trail.
After seeing Trump win decisive primary victories in three states and secure an endorsement from Chris Christie, and with countless polls suggesting a strong Trump lead on Super Tuesday, Oliver could no longer stand by without taking action.
So the Daily Show alum's team dug deep and uncovered a biographer's revelation that a "prescient ancestor" changed the family's name from its original "Drumpf" to Trump. Since Trump has effectively turned his own name into the country's most recognizable brand, Oliver suggested that perhaps voters would be less inclined to blindly support someone with a last name that resembles “the sound produced when a morbidly obese pigeon flies into the window of a foreclosed Old Navy.”
Thus #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain was born. Oliver's team bought the domain name DonaldJDrumpf.com and created a Google Chrome browser extension that replaces "Trump" with "Drumpf" every time the word appears on-screen. Modeled after Trump's ubiquitous red campaign hats demanding that voters "Make America Great Again," Oliver created hats that say "Make Donald Drumpf Again." The show is selling the hats at cost, just to get under the profit-obsessed business mogul's skin.
Watch the entire takedown below — ideally before heading to your local polling place this Super Tuesday.