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John Oliver Airs Scathing Warning Against Trump

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Comedian John Oliver performs onstage during the Natural Resources Defense Council's 'NRDC's Night of Comedy' Benefit with Seth Meyers, John Oliver, George Lopez, Mike Birbiglia and Hasan Minhaj on Nov. 9, 2016 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for The Natural Resources Defense Council)
 

By    |   Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 06:33 AM

John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight," spent his season finale airing a scathing warning against the election of Donald Trump as president.

The British TV host used his third season finale of the HBO show to skewer Trump and his supporters, asking “how the (expletive) did we get here, and what the (expletive) do we do now?” USA Today reported.

“It turns out,” Oliver opened the episode, “instead of showing our daughters that they could some day be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become the leader of the free world.”

Oliver blamed “fake facts” on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter for Trump’s win. “This cesspool of nonsense would be a problem anyway, were it not that one of the people in thrall to it is our future president,” Fortune quoted Oliver as saying on the show.

Trump’s Twitter following was nearly 13 million leading up to Election Day, and on CBS on Sunday, Trump estimated that he has nearly 28 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram combined.

Oliver said he didn’t think Americans should leave the country and move to Canada, as some had threatened. Instead, he encouraged them to stay and fight for the things they believed in. He took issue with those who thought Trump should get a chance to lead before being condemned, saying it would “feed into the normalization of Donald Trump,” according to USA Today.

In closing, Oliver asked his audience to remember “a Klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the next State of the Union address, and that is not normal. It is (expletive) up,” USA Today reported.

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