John Oliver Mocks Liz Truss Over Jimmy Savile Tweet

John Oliver mocked Liz Truss, currently in the running to replace Boris Johnson as the UK’s prime minister, on Sunday night’s episode of HBO Max’s Last Week TonightA tweet by Jimmy Savile mourning his sex offenders

“Truss has a real knack for making bad decisions and then very much sticking to them,”Oliver said. “Exemplified by the fact that this tweet paying tribute to Jimmy Savile, who turned out to be a monstrous pedophile, has still not been deleted 11 years later.”

Truss tweeted on Oct. 29, 2022, following Savile’s death two days before his 85th birthday: “Used to see Jimmy Savile at the Flying Pizza on Street Lane, Roundhay. Always in good spirits. RIP”

Savile was an TV personality that hosted the BBC series Top of the PopsThe British music chart series ”, is available at Jim’ll Fix It, a show that saw Savile grant children’s wishes. One year after Savile’s death, a documentary examined allegations of sexual abuse against Savile and those who assisted in hiding the crimes. Scotland Yard launched a criminal investigation that confirmed Savile had assaulted patients and staff at 28 hospitals between the ages 5 and 75 over six decades.

Oliver mocked another, less controversial post in which Truss wrote her name and nothing else. “she was searching for her name,”He said it with a smile.

Rishi Sunak was only slightly better than her. Last Week TonightSunak was teased by his host for flailing while speaking. Later, he joked with Sunak that he should “put some puppets on them.”

Truss has an advantage against Sunak, ahead of the Sept. 5 final vote. Johnson was forced out of office by scandal on July 7.

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