Donald Trump has been in the news again.
Didn’t think you’d read that again this morning, did you? The Republican Nominee for the Presidency of the United States has courted controversy ever since he sealed the office.
He’s insulted whole countries, presidents, journalists and cultures but his attack on Khizr Khan may be the straw that broke the camel’s back for American TV show host John Oliver.
Khan is the father of a soldier who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004, and he told the Democratic National Convention that Trump doesn’t understand sacrifice.
Oliver, originally from the UK, has become an online hit in recent years with clips coming from his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver becoming a viral sensation.
The comedian, though, got serious this week after he became enraged after Trump’s reaction to the comments from Mr Khan.
Trump originally reacted in an interview with ABC news:” [His] wife [Ghazala Khan], if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably… maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me but plenty of people are saying that.
“She was extremely quiet. And it looked like she had nothing to say.”
To which the angry Oliver snapped back: “For a start his wife has explained that she chose not to speak because she gets too upset when she sees images of her dead son’s face you F—KING A–HOLE but… but I’m sorry, I’m sorry…”
Catch the full exchange here…
Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran