John Oliver Shares His 2016 Endorsements, But They're Not What You'd Expect

It's sure to spark debate.

Last Week Tonight is still on hiatus, but Sunday night, as usual, host John Oliver shared a web exclusive video to tide us over. This week it was all about endorsements.

As we get closer and closer to this year's presidential election, prospective candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have started receiving endorsements from public figures ranging from Oprah Winfrey to Stephen Baldwin.

John can't endorse anyone for president, since, as he explains, "Because of my accent, the only elected officials I can endorse are prime ministers, viceroys and magical railway controllers."


But John didn't let that stop him from sharing a few non-political endorsements that are sure to spark debate, "starting with, obviously, animals wearing people clothes."

John calls this phenomenon "charming, and a wholesome delight." People wearing animal clothes, on the other hand? No endorsement, since that's "generally a specific sex thing." Fair enough.

John would also like to formally endorse interspecies friendships, unexpected gingham shirt and tie combinations, and Pushing Tin. Yes, as in the movie starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton as air traffic controllers. We warned you this would be controversial, didn't we?

Hear John's reasoning for this and various other ringing endorsements in the video below:


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