“As we tape this show right now tonight, the ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally is winding down,” said John Oliver at the top of Sunday evening’s Last Week Tonight. “A massive dozens of white nationalists apparently gathered in D.C., where they were met by hundreds of counter-protesters calling them all assholes.”
While Oliver called the discrepancy “heartening,” he warned his HBO audience not to get too reassured, as the neo-Nazi gathering still represented “a visceral reminder of the problems we’re facing.”
The comedian then threw to a July Quinnipiac University poll revealing that 49 percent of Americans think President Donald Trump is a racist.
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