After recapping some of the shortcomings of each political convention, Oliver went deep on the Republicans, cutting right to the point of where Trump's convention just didn't measure up, saying:
"As for the RNC, it showed that the Republican party doesn't seem to currently exist. Because to all intents and purposes, we didn't really get a Republican convention this year. Sure, there was a Cleveland-based gathering of delegates featuring all of Donald Trump's favorite family members and Tiffany and celebrities whose most notable upcoming projects include the Emmy Award in memoriam reel, probably, but almost everything that you would expect from a GOP convention was absent: many prominent Republicans chose to skip it, as did both living former Republican presidents, and for the party of Reagan, the tone was unusually and relentlessly negative."
From there, tough, Oliver cuts to the really important stuff: The Donald's rampant, unceasing lies.
Oliver made it a point to play his own game of Two Truths And A Lie with The Donald's recent words, saying in his 18-minute (!) monologue:
"Just this week, he declined yet again to release his tax returns, lied about getting a letter from the NFL agreeing with him that the debate shouldn't clash with football games, called Angela Merkel a moron, implied that Brazil brought the Zika virus on themselves, and encouraged a foreign power's hack on his political rival.
Now, two of those didn't happen — but you're not sure which two, and that's kind of the point, isn't it? Because Trump hasn't said one crazy thing; he's said thousands of crazy things, each of which blunts the effect of the others. It's the bed of nails principle. If you step on one nail, it hurts you. If you step on a thousand nails, no single one stands out and you're fine. That is how Donald Trump has managed to say pretty much anything in this campaign, seemingly without consequences."
From there, Oliver got down to the crux of the matter: Trump is flat out, 100% dangerous.
The late night host did a little bit of psychological analysis, saying:
"They are self-serving half-truths from a self-serving half-man who has somehow convinced half the country that sacrifice is the same thing as success. Honestly, the main takeaway from these two weeks is that, incredibly, we may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist, that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities ― and I genuinely did not think that that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at."