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At first, the idea that Donald Trump and John Oliver might have words for each other seems reasonable enough. John Oliver is the host of a late-night (albeit once-weekly) news comedy show and Donald Trump is news comedy. When you think further about it, however, you remember that Last Week Tonight is a show that really digs into issues and facts, one that pursues topics that are often never mentioned in the frothy whirlpool of the 24-hour news cycle. Trump, however, is the embodiment of the excitement and shallowness of that same cycle. Here's John Oliver speaking to fellow Daily Show​ alum Stephen Colbert about how happy Oliver is that he doesn't have to pay attention to Trump: