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John Oliver Says Brexit Vote Is A Warning For U.S. Trump Supporters: 'There Are No F**king Do-Overs'

27/06/2016 7:11 PM AEST | Updated 13/07/2016 3:27 PM AEST
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Donald Trump, presumptive Republican presidential nominee, gestures as he speaks to members of the media at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, U.K, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The grand re-opening of the golf course went on as scheduled as financial markets rattled into a panicked state of uncertainty following the EU referendum result. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Last week's Brexit vote triggered economic uncertainty around the world -- and as "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver pointed out, the very name United Kingdom "is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic."

Oliver called the U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage the "three-time cover model for Punchable Face magazine" and said Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and another leader of the Brexit movement to leave the European Union, is a “a shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson’s hair."

Both men hailed the day of the vote as "Independence Day," which Oliver found just a little weird:

“First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it’s what many other countries celebrate their independence from. And second, the sequel to the movie they’re quoting actually opened this week and features the wholesale destruction of London -- which is beginning to feel pretty fucking appropriate right now."

Then there's U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

As Oliver noted, Trump found a way to make the Brexit vote about himself:  

“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 said. “Well let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does, there are no fucking do-overs.”

Check it out in the clip above.

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