The White House was shaken up last week when special counsel Robert Mueller handed out the first series of indictments in his ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign's connections to Russia. But President Trump probably won't face any repercussions in the Russia scandal since he has a foolproof get-out-of-jail-free card: his own incompetence. Or, "The Trump Card" to use John Oliver's words.
"Trump's pushback has basically been, 'I don't know anything about the people I should've known those things about,'" Oliver noted yesterday on 'Last Week Tonight.' "And that is his signature move. He's playing the 'Trump card.' What I mean by that is, he's using his own incompetence as a defence. It's the same way that you might excuse the behavior of a dog or a small child. If you found your dog pissing on a rug, and then your child urinating on the dog, you would think, 'Yeah, I'm annoyed, but they're idiots who don't know what they're doing, so they get to walk away from this one.' That is the Trump card."
And now that we know what it is, Oliver says we can't let the president get away with it this time. "But we cannot accept the Trump card as his defence here. Because if we do, just think about what we would actually be saying, 'He is too dumb to truly understand what he's doing, so I guess we have no choice but to let him keep being president.'"
If you want to see "The Trump Card" in action, check out this clip.