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John Oliver: Trump's 'like an alien trying to impersonate a human'

Technically Incorrect: In a segment showing how the Republican presidential candidate can truly become an American legend, the HBO comedian muses that Trump should declare his campaign is just satire.

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If you find Donald Trump otherworldly, you're not alone.

HBO comedian and contemporary chronicler John Oliver looks at Trump's speeches -- and specifically those in which he talks about winning -- and sees an extraterrestrial.

Oliver on Sunday was moved to muse about the Republican candidate: "He's like an alien trying to impersonate a human, but his only research was watching Charlie Sheen interviews."

Oliver, though, believes Trump is in a no-win situation. If he loses, this means he hasn't won. If he wins, he'll just be infernally miserable.

So he offers an idea: Trump should turn the tables on us, the people who have allowed his campaign to happen.

He should insist that it was all just a satire to expose the weak-willed, pathetic beings that we are and the system that we allow to operate.

He should, said Oliver, declare his candidacy was a stunt. Just like so many internet stunts that take us in and then dump us to be reprogrammed after our stunning naivete.

Oliver pointed out all the areas in which Trump was entirely accurate in his criticisms of the system.

The way he could get politicians to do his bidding by donating to them. The way that media criticizes him, but allows him vast amounts of free publicity.

For Oliver, Trump should declare: "I openly ran on a platform of impossibly ignorant proposals steeped in racial bigotry and nobody stopped me. In fact, you embraced me for it."

I fear Trump may not heed his call, though some speculate that his real goal is now to set up a media network bearing, quite naturally, his name.

It's also a touch naive to think the election is already over, as some are declaring it.

So much can happen between now and the chilly period of election day. There are still many accusations to be made and many nasty tweets to be sent.

I confess, though, that I'm disappointed Trump didn't actually choose Sheen as his veep. After all, Sheen has a lot of political knowledge. His dad was once the president.