Satirist John Oliver has given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a way to not only save his reputation, but to make him a “legend”.
The host of Last Week Tonight tycoon with a solution to his decline in the polls ahead of the November election — drop out.
And the case he put — as is Oliver’s wont — was pretty convincing.
“Drop out. Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt — a satire designed to expose the flaws in the system.
“The thing is you could actually make a fairly decent case for that.”
Mr Trump’s brand, which is built on winning, would be destroyed if he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton, Mr Oliver said.
“Just think about how triumphant it would feel to say on national television: ‘I openly ran on a platform of impossibly ignorant proposals steeped in racial bigotry and nobody stopped me. In fact, you embraced me for it. What the f*** was that about?'”
“That would be one of the most powerful political speeches of all time.
Watch John Oliver’s advice to Donald Trump below.
“If you drop out in order to teach America a lesson, you would not be a loser, you would be a legend. There’d be a federal holiday in your honour.”
And Mr Oliver even offered Mr Trump “fool-proof instruction manual” on how to do it in the form of a children’s book called The Kid Who Ran for President.
“What if I told you there was a fool-proof instruction manual, you’d be interested right?”
“Now what if I told you this instruction manual was written at the fifth grade reading level? You’d be very interested.”
Mr Oliver finished with humorously inviting the billionaire onto his show to give that exact speech.
“Please, prove me wrong and show yourself to be a three-bit bull**** artist, conning America to help America.”