John Oliver's Book About Mike Pence's Gay Bunny Is a Hit

John Oliver’s gay version of Mike Pence’s rabbit book doing better than the real thing
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20 March, 2018

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent 20 minutes talking about Vice President Mike Pence, the one White House official President Trump can't fire.

The book spoofs "A Day in the Life of the Vice President", written by Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence and illustrated by second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report Generals to join US Olympic delegation to South Korea The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE.

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 ideal troll of the most staunchly anti-LGBT member of the Trump administration.

The book is available on Amazon and, with all proceeds donated to the Trevor Project, which provides counseling and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.

As the noose continues to tighten on Donald Trump, John Oliver looked forward a bit with a deep profile of Mike Pence. Note, the video has strong language and is uncensored. Oliver published an actual children's book that is actually on sale right now at Amazon. It was the Focus on the Family tour stop that raised Oliver's hackles, and inspired the book.

"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.

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So, Oliver and his team chose to preempt the release of Marlon Bundo's book by another book about Marlon Bundo.

Oliver introduced the book, saying: "Now, there are a few small differences between the two books..."

"We would be begging for days of Trump back, if Pence became president, that's all I'm saying", she said on a recent episode. "Sometimes you can't deny that there is one thing you like about someone".

A rep for Regnery Publishing, which issued the Pences' book, tells The Blast, "It's unfortunate that anyone would feel the need to ridicule an educational children's book and turn it into something controversial and partisan".

To prove it, there's a short animation of Marlon Bundo and his first meeting with Wesley and it is the cutest thing ever.

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