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Tom Hanks Makes Surprise Appearance on 'Last Week Tonight'

Tom Hanks Makes Surprise Appearance on 'Last Week Tonight'

On Sunday's season finale of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver outlined the three tactics Donald Trump uses to protect himself from criticism and consequences - tactics which Oliver believes could have risky ramifications for the future of the United States if the are not recognized and addressed.

Worse is how Trump's behavior is echoed, Oliver said, showing a clip of Rep. Paul Gosar, an Arizona Republican, fleeing a reporter while chanting "Fake news, fake news".

"This would be the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die", Oliver said of the tweet.

The first ad tweaks Trump over comments he made about a new "clean coal" facility at an August rally, to which John Oliver previously called attention at the top of the show.

Oliver noted that the notion that both Trump and other elected officials are resorting to these harmful tactics means it is more important than ever to be able to identify them, so the public can hold elected officials accountable for their actions.

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In the segment, Hanks walks into a room and solemnly says, "Sir, the world is in trouble". That super wonky and pricy move begat Oliver's movie trailer for his ideal Warren G. Harding biopic, featuring Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney acting the hell out of their wax co-star. It's all very solemn and serious, with Hanks appealing to an unseen president that "the fate of humanity is at stake".

While Oliver bemoans the amount of attention that he has spent on Trump, "His presidency is like one of his handshakes, it pulls you in whether you want it or not". Hanks then asks for help from others, one by one, four other presidential figures awkwardly pop out.

After the wax statue of President Harding appeared, Hanks looks relieved.

"Gentleman, let's go wax these bastards", Hanks said, as the trailer ended, giving a dramatic conclusion to Oliver's show.

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