Throughout his campaign, Trump has indeed pointed out serious flaws in the US political system, from campaign finance to media bias to his own voters’ embrace of disturbingly violent campaign rhetoric.

Oliver offered a roadmap for Trump using a 1996 children’s book about a child who is elected president. The book, Dan Gutman’s The Kid Who Ran for President contains a speech from the boy president that chastises “the grownups of America” for electing someone so clearly unfit for the presidency:

America must be in really bad shape if you elected me president. You better get it together and find some qualified people to run this country or we’ll all be in big trouble.

“This book is your only way out from two equally unappealing scenarios,” Oliver said, addressing the presidential hopeful directly.

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