John Oliver Warns Americans About the Real Possibilities of a Trump Presidency After Brexit Vote

“There are no fucking do-overs.”


“The United Kingdom, a place whose very name after this week’s events is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic.”

With that, John Oliver slammed Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union—an unprecedented move that has led to plummeting stocks, international uncertainty, and David Cameron’s swift resignation as prime minister. While the fallout has been shocking, the vote has also pushed the careers of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, the “leave” camp’s two most prominent leaders.

Oliver concluded by issuing a stark warning to voters in the United States about the real possibilities of a Donald Trump presidency.

“You might think, ‘Well that is not going to happen to us in America,” he said. “We’re not going to listen to some ridiculously haired buffoon peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of riding a protest vote in power.’ Well let Britain tell you it can happen. And when it does, there are no fucking do-overs.”

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