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John Oliver: Want to Protect Women? ‘Ban the President’

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During Sunday’s edition of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order against an Obama-era memo that allowed students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity in schools across the country.

President Obama’s order also allowed students to wear a tux to prom or a dress in yearbook photos if that’s what was consistent with their gender identity.

In the segment, Oliver played a clip of the President’s appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.” The clip, which was recorded on April 11, 2005, shows Trump bragging about walking into women’s dressing rooms during beauty pageants.

Trump explained Howard Stern,

“I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else. And you know, no men are anywhere and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible-looking women. And so, I sort of get away with things like that.”

However, according to Buzzfeed, some of those beauty pageant contestants that Trump mentioned were underage.

One of the aforementioned girls, former Miss Teen Vermont Mariah Billado, told Buzzfeed, “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,” but Trump told the girls, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

In light of this, Oliver had a better idea for Trump’s executive order.

“Yeah, you do seem to sort of get away with it, which is exactly why if we really want to protect women from predators. Let’s stop wasting our time with pointless, vindictive bathroom laws and instead launch a military operation to ban the president himself from women’s rooms nationwide.”

Watch the clip here:

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