Contrary to popular belief, the world does not adore a clown
, particularly a Republican
clown running for office, according to John Oliver
on “Last Week Tonight
” on Sunday.
The host slammed the new breed of GOP
political hopefuls who "speak to the post-Trump trend where extreme cartoonishness isn't a deal-breaker for candidates, but a selling point." (Watch the video below.)
Oliver introduced Senate
candidate Mark McCloskey
, the St. Louis
attorney who pointed his gun
at BLM protesters; Philadelphia
D.A.-seeking Charles Peruto Jr.
, a white lawyer who said “I understand Black people
just about as well as a Black person”; and New York governor
candidate Andrew Giuliani
, a special assistant to former President Donald Trump
and son of Rudy Giuliani
“Andrew Giuliani is ridiculous, as are all of these candidates,” Oliver said, “but if the last few years have taught us anything, it is that ridiculous people can end up being elected.”
“These people look like clowns. They are clowns. But it’s important to remember that clowns, while funny
, are also fucking terrifying, and this week gave us another reminder that if you aren’t careful, you can wind up with a clown car full of them making incredibly important decisions about your life,” he continued.