Contact Us

John Oliver Apologizes for Past Trump, Cubs Predictions

Subscribe to WGBF-FM on

If nothing else, the events of 2016 have gone to show us just how wrong presumptions can be, whether potentially hilarious presidential bids, or century-long baseball curses. Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver learned both the hard way, recalling past Daily Show clips in which he’d made catastrophically bad taunts in hindsight.

Having served as one of Trump’s most outspoken late-night critics, Oliver devoted a regretful Last Week Tonight segment to call out some of his own past bits, including a 2013 Daily Show clip in which he’d encouraged Trump to run in the first place. “I will personally write you a campaign check now, on behalf of this country, which does not want you to be president but which badly wants you to run,” said the host, then filling in for Jon Stewart.

As if that weren’t enough, Oliver dipped back even further through the annals of time to his tenure as a Daily Show correspondent, in which he’d vehemently denied the Cubs would ever win the World Series. Oh, how young we all were.

You can watch the clip above, and as Oliver put it, “if you are thinking you don’t have to show up on Tuesday because there is no way the impossible could happen, take it from somebody who has learned from painful experience: You are wrong about that.”

Best of 103GBF

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://103gbfrocks.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 103GBF All Access quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 103GBF All Access contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.