John Oliver Satire

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Clearly John Oliver pulls in a large audience for his HBO satire/talk show. However, this gives him an edge when talking about somewhat dry topics like politics. No matter what your opinion’s are of Oliver, he has conducted a great deal of research for this sketch. He uses past clips of Trump and his family speaking, twitter post and legal disputes (like how Trump was suing over a biography undervaluing his wealth). He used what appeared to be qualitative research to dispel fact from fiction by showing viewers the “uncensored” side of Donald Trump. Most critics of Trump focus on traits of his personality and past decisions based on it. To be persuasive to people who do not share your viewpoint, you also need to introduce facts in a debate.
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