After informing himself early on Donald Trump's customs threats against France for his wine (Trump said American wines simply look better than French wines), John Oliver attacked the text scandal and Ricardo Rossello's resignation to Governor of Puerto Rico, at last week tonight .
This week, Rossello said he would resign from his post as governor, which was big news for Puerto Rico. Oliver showed footage of citizens of Puerto Rico who were celebrating with joy when the announcement came.
"Holy shit – it's not a good sign of your political career when people respond to your resignation as Oprah just gave them a new car," joked Oliver.
He added that the resignation was a www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 It is a historical moment, considering what Puerto Rico has gone through, pointing out that "Puerto Rico has had systemic disruptions for decades, a massive debt crisis, a threefold austerity, an inadequate response to Hurricane Maria, and a high profile investigation Two former government officials were arrested this month. "
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The resignation took place after 900 pages of a group chat, in which Rossello was involved, had been published. The text chain included personal attacks on rival politicians as well as sexist and homophobic utterances.
"It was very, very bad," said Oliver. On the 900 pages, Rossello called an adversary a "whore" and at some point he responded to someone who mentioned that he wanted to shoot the mayor of San Juan and said it would do him a favor. The worst comment, however, was a tasteless joke about the bodies that had accumulated during and after Hurricane Maria in a squat morgue.
Needless to say, the Puerto Ricans had wanted him out – nothing more than a beloved protester Oliver simply said to Rossello: "No, you're not able to become governor – out!" Afterwards, Oliver joked that he said he wanted to see the demonstrators as the next Bachelorette .
Oliver Moves On Rossello showed footage of an interview with Fox News's Shepard Smith, who asked him to name his supporters. Clearly, Rossello tried to answer the question when Shepard squeezed it until he pronounced the name Javier Jimenez, mayor of San Sebastian, as supporter.
"That was painful," Oliver said to the clip. "It took him so long to find a name that you might think he invented Javier Jimenez!"
Well, it turns out Jimenez is real, but it seems he's not on the same page as Rossello. Jimenez released a video after interviewing Fox News, saying he did not support Rossello at all.
"It's still not clear what will happen next," said Oliver. "Puerto Rico's future is unclear." He adds that the Foreign Minister is next in line for the post, but he has also been in the scandalous group chat and resigned. After him is the Attorney General, who is too close to Rossello, and she said she did not want the job.
Despite the unknown future, Oliver said the people in Puerto Rico are "incredibly optimistic." He showed footage of hopeful mood citizens and then said that Rossello accidentally achieved something. "Rossello was such a spectacular mind that he made Puerto Rico hate him – and that's an incredible achievement!