HBO’s John Oliver bashed the Brexit vote on “Last Week Tonight” Sunday, and warned Americans that similar mistakes could be made in United States — but “there are no f–ing do-overs.”
“Let us begin straightaway with the United Kingdom, a place whose very name after this week’s events is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic,” Oliver said. “Because the UK this week voted to leave the European Union, a decision that has shaken the world. And not in a, ‘Muhammad Ali beating Sonny Liston’ kind of way. More in a, ‘Those IKEA meatballs you love contain horse kind of way.’ The fallout in Britain has been swift and significant.”
Oliver ripped presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for his reaction to Brexit, saying he made it about himself.
Many people are equating BREXIT, and what is going on in Great Britain, with what is happening in the U.S. People want their country back!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
“You might think, ‘Well that is not going to happen to us in America. We’re not going to listen to some ridiculously haired buffoon, peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of riding a protest vote into power.’ Well let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does, there are no f–ing do-overs,” Oliver said.
Oliver also mocked both Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, and Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and possible successor to David Cameron as Prime Minister.