John Oliver spent most of Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight covering the Russian Olympic doping scandal—but not before seizing the opportunity to deliver a rueful “I told you so” to regretful Brexit voters. Just a week ago, Oliver had delivered a persuasive case for why the United Kingdom should vote to remain in the European Union (while still indulging the British impulse to insult Europe as much as possible). His countrymen didn’t listen, so Oliver dedicated the opening of his show to ripping the British leadership who caused this disaster, including Leave campaigners Nigel Farage (“leader of UKIP and three-time cover model for Punchable Face magazine”) and former London mayor Boris Johnson (“a shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson’s hair”).
Likely feeling a bit like Cassandra, Oliver delivered another warning, this time to voters on the other side of the pond, cautioning them not to underestimate Donald Trump, who made a fool of himself while discussing Brexit in Scotland:
You might think, that is not going to happen to us. We’re not going to listen to some ridiculously haired buffoon, peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of turning a protest vote into power. Let Britain tell you: It can happen, and when it does, there are no fucking do-overs.