Oliver talked about Trump’s “big week in diplomacy” as he visited with various authoritarians around the world. He joked about election meddling with Vladimir Putin, met up with his “friend” Prince Mohammed bin Salman and crossed the DMZ to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un and was delighted he was invited.
A clip was played of Trump saying he was thrilled that they asked him to step over the DMZ line. Oliver chimed in: “That’s actually nice — Trump wanted to step over the line, was ready to do it, but waited until he received affirmative consent what a refreshing change of pace of him.”
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He added, “Maybe Trump’s mantra going forward should be ‘treat women with the same respect you treat murderous autocrats!'”
Oliver then shifted to Kushner’s Mideast peace plan and how Trump has been hyping it since before he took office. This week, Kushner announced his “Peace to Prosperity” plan during a conference in Bahrain.
Oliver cut to a clip with Kushner (actually, that’s Gilbert Gottfried). Oliver then pointed out that his plan is not really a plan but “a vision that fits somewhere between an economic wish list and a half-remembered rich boy wet dream.”
Oliver continued, “Essentially he describes hypothetical investments in Palestine and its neighbors worth more than $50 billion once peace is achieved — but achieving peace is the really important part. Without that, you got nothing.” He also noted that Kushner said he was announcing the “peace” part later this year. In a clip, Kushner basically said the Middle East will be better off if people “stop doing terrorism” — and Oliver had a field day with that.
It was pointed out that former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer gave Kushner’s “so-called plan” a C- to which Oliver said “a C- is a trust fund boy’s A+”.
As Oliver pointed out, no Palestinian government officials attended Kushner’s “Peace to Prosperity” workshop possibly because they don’t see Trump and Kushner as neutral mediators.
Oliver began to state some facts: Jared’s family is so close to Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu that he stayed at their home — and actually stayed in Kushner’s bedroom. The Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and cut hundreds of millions of aid to the Palestinians. When Netanyahu found out that Trump recognized Golan Heights as part of Israel, he named a settlement after him.
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