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Trump presidency ‘not normal,’ rants late night host John Oliver

John Oliver has used nearly the entire season finale of his HBO show Last Week Tonight to criticize President-elect Donald Trump.

“It’s true! That happened!” he exclaimed about the U.S. election.

“It turns out, instead of showing our daughters that they could someday be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world.”

Note: strong language in the following video.

A highly-animated Oliver took issue with news pundits calling for the public to give the Republican a chance.

Oliver says that “optimism is nice,” but warned that such attitudes could “feed into the normalization of Donald Trump.”

Oliver says giving Trump “a chance in the sense of not speaking out immediately against the policies he’s proposed is dangerous, because some of them are alarming.”

Note: strong language in the following video.

He encouraged Americans to keep in mind that Trump being president “is not normal” and dissuaded those who say they’re going to move to Canada to avoid living under a Trump presidency.

Instead, he encouraged them to stay in the U.S. and fight Trump’s policies.

He also urged his viewers to spend time and money to “support organizations that are going to need help under a Trump administration, including: Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Resources Defense Council, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, The Trevor Project, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.”