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Last Week Tonight: John Oliver makes official endorsements

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John Oliver isn’t about to follow in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps and endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America, nor is he walking behind Kid Rock and supporting Donald Trump. No, the Last Week Tonight host posted a web exclusive clip endorsing some wholly different things altogether.

“In the spirit of the season, I am ready to make a few endorsements as well. Not for president, of course. Because of my accent, the only elected officials I can endorse are prime ministers, viceroys and magical railway controllers,” Oliver began. “But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things outside the realm of politics that I would like to formally endorse, starting with, obviously, animals wearing people clothes. I officially endorse you. You are charming and a wholesome delight, unlike people wearing animal clothes, which is generally a specific sex thing.”

Oliver went on giving a formal seal of approval to several other things before concluding with the 1999 film Pushing Tin, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. “If you are looking for a snooze in the middle of an overcast Sunday afternoon, Pushing Tin will knock you the f— out,” he promised.

Last Week Tonight returns to HBO on Sunday, July 24 at 11 p.m.