John Oliver has long been a critic of President-elect Donald Trump and his candidacy, but what are his intentions for staying or leaving the country moving forward?
Plenty of celebrities threatened to move to Canada if Trump won the presidential election, and now that it has happened, most are backing off from this proclamation. Oliver, who hosts Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, may not have previously talked about moving to Canada, but now he's ensuring his audience that he's not going anywhere.
The comedian explained his feelings on Trump's win at the Natural Resources Defense Council's Night of Comedy Wednesday night, noting that he will not willingly move to Canada.
"I'm not going to move to Canada because of this," he said, according to Vulture. "I say that with misplaced confidence as someone with a green card. I've been talking s- about [Donald Trump] for two years, I might be getting moved to Canada against my will."
Trump previously tweeted his distaste for Oliver's HBO show, suggesting there's no love lost between the two figures:
.@thehill John Oliver had his people call to ask me to be on his very boring and low rated show. I said "NO THANKS" Waste of time & energy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2015
The Last Week Tonight Twitter quickly retorted that they had never invited him. The show would later feature an exposé on the President-elect, which revealed his family's ancestral name to be Drumpf, not Trump. The segment concluded with the memorable line, "Make Donald Drumpf Again".
Oliver further discussed why he's staying put in America at Wednesday night's event, noting that he intends on attending Trump's inauguration in January.
"I'm going to [stay] here and I'll tell you why," Oliver stated. "Because I'm going to attend Trump's inauguration on the Mall in Washington like the string quartet on the Titanic. I'm going to turn to the person on my left and to my right and say, 'Gentlemen, it has been an honor playing with you.'"