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HBO's John Oliver Taunts Mike Pence Over The VP's Pet Rabbit

20 March 2018

Arguably the most risky for LGBTQ people policy-wise in the current administration, Pence is also the one person Donald Trump can't fire. "So there's that", Oliver said on Sunday.

Pence "clearly" believes in LGBTQ discrimination, "and yet, interestingly, one specific allegation he's pushed back on concerns whether or not he supported "gay conversion" therapy", Oliver said.

Last June, Pence said that the White House would be an "unwavering ally" to Focus on the Family and called Dobson a "friend and mentor". FOTF has a history of sponsoring gay conversion therapy programs disguised with names like "Love Won Out" and as recently as previous year Pence appeared before the organization to praise it.

Now, for those familiar with Pence, this isn't new information. "Sometimes you can't deny that there's one thing you like about someone".

Oliver dredged up a history of Pence's anti-LGBT policies before admitting that he "kind of likes" the VP's pet rabbit, who is about to star in his own book about life with "Grampa" Pence.

"I kind of like his rabbit. I really, genuinely do".

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Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger became the first person to break the news that Behar had made an apology to Pence. In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined .

"Please buy it for your children; buy it for any child you know, or just buy it because you know it will annoy Mike Pence", Oliver asked his viewers.

Monday is a big day for Pence, as his wife and daughter become published authors with the release of a children's book about his pet bunny.

And now, on "Last Week Tonight", host John Oliver announced Sunday night that he is releasing a politically pointed sendup of the Pence book, titled "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo", as penned by Jill Twiss, a writer on Oliver's HBO show, and illustrated by EG Keller.

A lot of what Mike Pence represents is hard to mock, but Oliver's ability to take the only redeemable quality of the Pence family and perfectly repurpose him creates the flawless troll of the most staunchly anti-LGBT member of the Trump administration.

Plus, if you don't like reading, you can go to audible.com and get an audiobook of "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" narrated by Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer and RuPaul. Their nuptials are threatened, however, by the Stink Bug - with a Pence-inspired haircut and deep red tie - who challenges that same-sex marriage is not allowed.

HBO's John Oliver Taunts Mike Pence Over The VP's Pet Rabbit