John Oliver warns of 'catastrophic' risks from nuclear waste

John Oliver discusses radioactive alligators Tritagator and Dioxinator on Last Week Tonight

Oliver revealed that nuclear waste is so ubiquitous in the USA that one out of three Americans lives within 50 miles of high-level nuclear waste, some of which, like Plutonium, is lethally risky and will be around for about the end of time - roughly 250,000 years, the half-life of nuclear waste.

"Also, and I can not stress this enough, how did you manage to make this about you?"

Although Oliver seemed happy to see Bannon out of the White House, the comedian wasn't completely satisfied.

Trump's remarks were widely condemned, even by some Republicans.

"Yes, that's right, Mitch McConnell had the moral courage to deny anonymous sources who said he had some moral courage", Oliver joked. Last week, key members of a White House advisory council voted to disband, with several notable business leaders - both Republican and Democrat - criticizing the president.

"He is not Voldemort", Oliver said of Trump. "In the words of the poets Beyonce and the other ones: 'Say his name, say his name'".

The HBO host then went back through Trump's latest bad week, which included the president claiming there were "very fine people" marching with the white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

Many called this week a turning point for Trump, but not Oliver. "As much as I would love to believe that, I really don't see it".

"We've basically been s-ing in bags, leaving them all over the house and praying that they don't leak", he offered for a disgusting metaphor. "We're probably going to go through a lot more before Republicans ever decide to do anything". Oliver asks at the start of the show.

And while the past week has been hard on many in America, it has perhaps been hardest on crying Fox News host Melissa Francis, who tearfully said that, "But I feel like there is nothing any of us can say right now without being judged".



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