Here’s one endorsement that probably won’t go on a Trump 2020 button: John Oliver has dubbed Donald Trump “the Harvey Weinstein of Presidents” over a White House change to a health insurance mandate, which now provides a loophole for companies to avoid subsidizing employee birth control medication.
That Weinstein comparison isn’t a favorable one — especially not these days. On Sunday, the disgraced Hollywood mogul was fired from the studio he started 12 years ago with his younger brother, Bob.
The Weinstein Company has been under intense pressure since The New York Times broke an investigative story on Thursday detailing three decades of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he propositioned actresses and harassed female employees. Harvey had initially taken a leave of absence, but he won’t be returning.
The stories still coming out against Harvey Weinstein are getting worse and worse.
Summarizing one particularly disgusting allegation — in which the producer reportedly cornered a woman in a restaurant hallway and tried to kiss her, then exposed himself and ejaculated into a potted plant — the HBO host offered this zinger: “Step aside ‘Chocolat,’ you are no longer the most horrifying picture that Harvey Weinstein has ever produced.”
Watch the “Last Week Tonight” video above.