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 TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally 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 HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down MORE (D-Calif.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (D-N.J.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process 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.