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John Oliver on Joe Biden’s election win: ‘Trump’s bulls*** did not work this time’

On Sunday’s episode (8 November) of Last Week Tonight, the talk show host celebrated the end of Trump’s tenure in the White House.

Showing a news clip of Biden being announced as the winner, with 290 electoral college votes, a visibly excited Oliver said: “Yeah, that definitely happened.”

Oliver then showed video footage of people in the streets celebrating the news. “It was like that all day here in New York,” he said. “There was a mood here that can only be described as a reverse 9/11. Why? Because it combined complete euphoria, an abiding disgust for Rudy Giuliani and this time, people were actually dancing on the rooftops in New Jersey. It was a really good day. Never forget.”

Oliver added that Trump’s claims of election fraud were “desperate and pathetic”. He said: “The fact is, Trump lost this election. He lost. All that bulls*** which we’ve grown accustomed to seeing work, did not work this time.”

He said Trump and his family will not stop “lying like they’ve always done” but “it’s just not going to have the same effect anymore, it’s not going to directly impact every American’s life”.  

That alone, he concluded, “is f***ing fantastic”.