Colbert crowd boos when John Oliver suggests Trump could win second term

HBO's John Oliver was booed on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" on Monday night after broaching the possibility of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE's reelection.

"We just passed the midpoint in Trump’s hopefully first and only term, and some say the end is in sight," said Colbert before Oliver jumped in.

"I definitely don’t have that kind of optimism," the host of HBO's popular "Last Week Tonight" said.

“To say we’re halfway through his presidency, I think, is to ignore the concept of a second term possibility. We are two to six years away from the end of his presidency.”

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Oliver, a staunch Trump critic on his program, was interrupted by booing for the comment.

"Oh, wow. Is this some big Trump 2024 fans in here?" he jokingly asked.

The perspective comes with the 2020 presidential election season already underway and nearly a dozen Democrats declaring their candidacies to challenge Trump, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' Tulsi Gabbard fundraises off 4/20: 'Appalls me' that feds consider marijuana illegal MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' 2020 Dems ratchet up anti-corporate talk in bid to woo unions MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTim Ryan doesn't back impeachment proceedings against Trump Schiff: Democrats 'may' take up impeachment proceedings Trump claims Democrats' plans to probe admin will cost them 'big time' in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBooker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' 2020 Dems ratchet up anti-corporate talk in bid to woo unions 2020 Democrats commemorate 20-year anniversary of Columbine shooting MORE (D-Minn) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard fundraises off 4/20: 'Appalls me' that feds consider marijuana illegal Groups, lawmakers use 4/20 to raise awareness about marijuana sentencing reform Several 2020 Dems say they're ready to face Fox News town hall MORE (D-Hawaii), among others.

"He has to go at some point, constitutionally," Colbert noted on the program.

"We all have something to aim at," Oliver responded. "We all have a finish line, like in a marathon that we all stumble over, be covered in a cape and have someone say, you really shouldn’t have done that."

"Which is to stay alive till January 21, 2025?" Colbert asked.

"I think that’s what we all have to do, all of us, especially [Supreme Court Justice] Ruth Bader Ginsburg," Oliver said to laughs from the New York City audience.

Oliver and Colbert are Comedy Central alums. Oliver was a correspondent for Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" and served as a fill-in host for Stewart before jumping to HBO to host his own weekly show in 2015, while Colbert was signed by CBS after a long successful run hosting "The Colbert Report," also in 2015.