John Oliver Warns Americans That Something As Terrible As Brexit Really Could Happen Here

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Economically disenchanted voters deciding to take their country back from the forces of globalization and multiculturalism? Campaign promises that are almost immediately broken? Rising tides of nationalism sparking violence against minorities? Right-wing leaders with atrocious hair? John Oliver isn't the first person to notice the similar forces underpinning Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S., but he was the only one who talked about it for eight minutes on HBO Sunday night. (Samwell Tarly's crushing monologue on what the Brexit means for Northern Irish farmers was cut from the Game of Thrones finale for time.)