On Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver revealed his unique way to convince Donald Trump to concede to Hillary Clinton if the presidential election does not goes his way on Nov. 8: give him an Emmy. Trump, who coyly said at the final debate that he would keep the country “in suspense” as to whether he would admit defeat, is not one to accept defeat graciously.
As Clinton pointed out that night, he thought the Emmy Awards were rigged against him. “I should have gotten it,” he replied echoing his comments from a 2015 episode of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Then he spoke at length about losing the Emmy race for Best Reality-Competition Series the decade prior. “I got screwed out of an Emmy. Everybody thought I was gonna win it. In fact, when they announced the winner, I stood up before the winner was announced. And I started walking for the Emmy. And then they announced the most boring show on television, ‘The Amazing Race.’ Piece of crap.”
As Oliver observed on Sunday, “Of course he wants an Emmy. It’s a woman, it’s gold, and it’s proportionate to his tiny hands. It’s basically Trump’s ideal mate.” He then explained that Trump needed to be trick into giving a “concession speech while he’s still able to claim that he won something.”
Oliver’s sly solution: “I have a proposition for Donald Trump: Let’s bet on the outcome of this election. I will take the side that you win. You take the side that you lose. That way, if you lose, you still win. As for the stakes of the bet, I have something I know that you want.”
And the prize: The Emmy Award for Best Variety Talk Series that “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won at September’s ceremony.
Watch Oliver make merry below.
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