• John Oliver addressed Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis on his talk show
  • Oliver blasted the first family for not wearing masks during the first presidential debate 
  • Many other White House members and Republicans have tested positive for the life-threatening illness

Talk show host John Oliver addressed Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis in the latest episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," saying that the news felt really “utterly inevitable.”

The 43-year-old TV personality admitted that it has been an “extraordinary week for the White House” and he barely had the time to talk about other stuff like the president’s taxes or even the first presidential debate that took place last month, Vanity Fair first reported.

The host criticized the president for undermining the importance of the masks and compared him to a man who refuses to wear a “beekeeper suit” while standing next to a beekeeper who is tending a beehive.

“It was news that was felt shocking and utterly inevitable. Biden wears a mask in situations where it’s dangerous not to. I can only imagine what Trump would be like standing next to a beekeeper. ‘I don’t wear a beekeeper suit like him. Every time you see him, he’s wearing a beekeeper suit. Not me, because I’m smart and strong. This whole bee thing is a hoax anyway,” Oliver said.

On Oct. 2, Trump revealed that he and the First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the life-threatening illness, and so they were going to start the quarantine process immediately.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” the president wrote on Twitter.

On the other hand, Oliver also blasted the president and his family for not wearing masks during the presidential debate that took place on Sept. 29. He also claimed that the White House has been handling the pandemic terribly.

“What I do know is that so far, the White House has handled this situation terribly. So many of the decisions that Trump and those around him made this week look absolutely appalling in hindsight, from his family refusing to wear masks at Tuesday’s debate, to failing to notify anyone on the Biden team that they may have been exposed, to the fact that the fundraiser he attended just before testing positive was a [explicit] buffet,” Oliver added.

The 13-time Emmy award-winning host also said that it was really “infuriating” to see Republicans hugging each other without masks when many people in the nation have not been able to see their families for months or “have died alone in a hospital.”

“There is something utterly infuriating about watching them hugging each other when many in this country haven’t seen their families for months or have died alone in a hospital. And it’s not just that they’re putting themselves at risk. More importantly, it’s that they’re risking infecting others,” Deadline quoted Oliver, as saying.

Apart from Trump, several other White House staff members and Republicans have also been infected with the virus. Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany (Press Secretary), Ronna McDaniel, Kellyanne Conway, Ron Johnson, and Thom Tillis are some of the notable personalities who also tested positive for COVID-19.

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Comedian John Oliver criticized Donald Trump for his response to Khizr Khan's Democratic National Convention speech on "Last Week Tonight" on July 31, 2016. HBO