After entering some early plans for Donald Trump's tariff threats to France for their wine (Trump said he believes that American wines just look better than French wines), John Oliver went into the text scandal and the resignation of Ricardo Rosselo, Governor of Puerto Rico on This week tonight .
This week, Rosselo said he would step down as a governor, which is great news for Puerto Rico. Oliver has shown cadres to Puerto Rican citizens, who have been celebrating since the announcement. "God, there is nothing good about your political career when people respond to your resignation, like Oprah just gave them a new car," Oliver joked.
He added that resignation is a historic moment, given "Puerto Rico has suffered decades of systematic interruption, a massive debt crisis, a tripling of austerity measures, an inadequate response to Hurricane Maria and a high-profile probe that saw two former senior civil servants , arrested this month. "[1
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The resignation came after the release of 900 pages of a group chat in which Roselo was part. The text chain included personal attacks against competing politicians, as well as sexist and homophobic commentaries.
"It was very, very bad," Oliver said. On 900 pages, Rosselo called an opponent of a "whore" woman and at one point he replied to someone mentioning that they wanted to shoot the mayor of San Juan, saying that would do him a favor. But the worst comment was an unpleasant joke about the dead bodies accumulated during Hurricane Mary in the morgue and after her.
Needless to say, it is understandable that the Puerto Rican people wanted it – nothing more than the proverbial Oliver loved, who simply said about Roselo: "No, bravado, you are not fit to be a governor – OUT!" Oliver then jokes that he said he wanted to see the protest as the next bachelor .
Oliver continues to drag Rosselo out of his interviews with Shepherd Smith at Fox News, who asked him to point his supporters. Rosell clearly tried to answer the question while Shepard pressed him until he had named Javier Jimenez, the mayor of San Sebastian, as a supporter.
"It was painful," Oliver told the video. "It took so long to come up with a name you might think he did Javier Jimenez!"
Well, it turns out that Jimenez is actually real but does not seem to be on the same page as Rosewood. After the interview with Fox News, Jimenez released a video stating that he did not support Rosella at all.
"It's still unclear what will happen next," Oliver said. "The future of Puerto Rico is unclear." He adds that the secretary of state is the next one, but he is also in the scandalous group chat and resigns. After him is the Justice Minister who is too close to Rosselo and she said she did not want the job.
Despite the uncertain future, Oliver said the people of Puerto Rico are "incredibly optimistic." He showed cadres with hopeful citizens and then said that Rosella had inadvertently achieved something. "As so spectacular, Rosselo finally united Puerto Rico by hating him – and that's an incredible achievement!