John Oliver was less than pleased with the way President Donald Trump addressed the Charlottesville, Virginia, tragedy over the weekend when a white supremacist plowed his car into a bunch of peaceful protesters, injuring 19 people and killing one woman.
"A protester being killed in the wake of neo-Nazis marching in the streets of an American city is the kind of tragedy that calls for true leadership from whoever is in the Oval Office," Oliver said on "Last Week Tonight" Sunday. "Unfortunately, the current occupant is this guy, and even after a few hours to think about it, the best he could do was squeeze in this response before a bill signing."
The comedian then played a clip of Trump's 15-second mention of the atrocity while at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."
Oliver ripped into the POTUS for the brevity of his address, failing to mention anything about white nationalism and immediately absolving himself of having any personal responsibility in the matter.
"This was a white nationalist rally! You have to call that out by name!" an angry Oliver said. "There honestly aren't that many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, 'That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis,' but this is emphatically one of them."
Oliver likened Trump to "that guy who starts eulogies at funerals saying, "'Great guy, I didn't kill him, but he's a great guy, and he's dead, and I didn't do it.'"
"The Nazis really seem to like Donald Trump, which is weird because Nazis are a lot like cats," the late-night host said. "If they like you, it's probably because you're feeding them."