Watch: John Oliver Warns Darkly That Brexit Vote Shows Trump Could Win With Enough Ignorant Voters
In case you were wondering after the earth-shattering Brexit vote, how the U.K. could have voted for a decision yielding such catastrophic economic results, it turns out that many didn’t even look into what they were voting for before hitting the polls.
“Some of the most Googled questions in the U.K. since the polls closed last night were ‘What does it mean to leave the EU?’ and ‘What is the EU?’” CNN host Erin Burnett pointed out.
“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver was beside himself.
“OK,” Oliver said, “That is clearly not good. On the list of all-time bad morning-after Googles, that’s got to be up there with, 'Can I get pregnant from mouth stuff,’ and ‘What is a swastika and how do you remove a tattoo?’"
Oliver also had a message for those who expressed buyer’s remorse and wanted a "do-over" once the results came in.
“That was the f*cking vote! That was it!”
Seems like a valuable lesson.
“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," Oliver told his U.S. audience. "Well, let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does, there are no f*cking do-overs."