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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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.

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"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.