On Sunday night the host of HBO John Oliver “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday spent a little time picking at the guy who might replace the Mooch as White House communications director Stephen Miller.
He went on to examine the “incredible exchange” between Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta in which the 31-year-old right wing ideologue called Acosta ignorant while simultaneously accusing him of having a “cosmopolitan bias” in an argument about the Statue of Liberty. Oliver pointed out that Miller resembled a minion, the bumbling yellow cartoon characters from the “Despicable Me” movie series who served as the lead characters’, well, minions.
“With Miller, it is genuinely hard to find a photo of him not looking like a minion,” Oliver said, comparing a variety of Miller’s expressions to those of the cartoons — to his audience’s delight.
He then slammed Miller for saying that the Statue of Liberty poem was “added later.”
“Just because it wasn’t a part of the original does not mean it is worthless. Some of the best things ever made were changed halfway through,” he reacted. He then invoked the addition of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the Fast & Furious franchise to prove his point.
The Last Week Tonight host took a shot at Miller for looking older than his age (“31 human years old!”), which he noted was the same age as the Olsen Twins. Oliver then played an old clip of Miller apparently running for student government in high school in which he said this:
“Am I the only one who is sick and tired of being told to pick up my trash when we have plenty of janitors who are paid to do it for us?”
“Wow,” Oliver reacted. “He is truly one of the most truly revolting humans– parentheses minions– I have ever seen.”