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John Oliver Advertising Donald Trump

John Oliver takes out series of TV ads to 'educate' President Trump


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

February 13, 2017 | 2 min read

Comedian and TV host John Oliver is taking aim at President Trump with a series of targeted ads aiming to educate the leader.


John Oliver takes out series of TV ads to 'educate' President Trump

The British presenter's HBO show, Last Week Tonight, has stumped up for three slots poised to run on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC in the Washington D.C. market.

Oliver explained on Sunday night (12 February) in his show’s season debut that the spots are intended to "educate" the former Apprentice host on subjects about which he has shown himself to be ignorant.

The ads were booked to run on Monday during Joe, Fox & Friends, and New Day – programs Trump is known to watch regularly – between 8:30 to 9AM in the President's state.

The first of the three pastiches Medical Direct Club’s well-known Catheter Cowboy' spot, and provides trump with some facts about the nuclear Triad to Trump. Other ads explore topics like climate change, the Geneva Convention and unemployment in the US.

"Until we’re shut down, we’re prepared to educate Donald Trump one by one, on topics we’re pretty sure he doesn’t know about,” Oliver told viewers at the weekend.

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