Late-night host John Oliver took aim at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" and mocked him over his recent burgeoning list of controversies.
Cuomo stands accused of utilizing bullying and intimidation tactics through his administration, as well as sexual misconduct claims.
Cuomo is also at the center of a COVID-19-related controversy in which he is accused of massively undercounting the death toll in New York nursing homes.
What are the details?
According to a Monday report from Mediate, Oliver called the governor a "colossal a**hole."
Addressing Cuomo's connection to the devastating number of COVID deaths in New York nursing homes and the resulting cover-up, Oliver said, "You'd expect that less from a transparent democracy and more from an authoritarian regime like North Korea."
"Now, this scandal stems from a directive Cuomo made last March, telling nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients to free up hospital beds," Oliver explained. "Now that would be bad enough, but since then, his administration has been trying to downplay consequences from that action."
“Even before the current scandals, there was something gross about Cuomo's glee in his public adulation last year," he added, and insisted that the New York governor is "famously unpleasant."
“He reportedly has a 'Do-not-yell-at' list, which a former aide admitted 'is very small,' and just this week another former aide accused him of sexual harassment — a claim that he denies," Oliver explained. "Although on the same day that story broke, Cuomo was at a vaccination site, and couldn't help himself from joking about vaccinating this state senator."
Oliver pointed to a clip of the Democratic governor joking that he was going to choose a particular part of "the anatomy" for New York state Sen. Leroy Comrie.
"I get to select the part of the anatomy where I do the vaccine, and you'll be surprised — or maybe not — when you get to see the part of the anatomy that I pick," Cuomo joked.
Oliver fired back, "Is it his penis, Andrew? Are you going to vaccinate him in the penis? Because to be honest, I would actually be surprised if you wanted to vaccinate him in the penis. The vein is hard to find, and practitioners general recommend the non-dominant arm, and also — what the f*** is wrong with you?!"
He also blasted Cuomo for "citing motivational quotes from an 'A.J. Parkinson'" — a purportedly fictitious character made up by his father, Mario Cuomo.
“It does feel like a pretty apt metaphor for an administration that has aggressively managed facts to fit its chosen reality," Oliver said. “And it actually brings to mind another insightful saying: Andrew Cuomo is a colossal a**hole."
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