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WATCH: John Oliver reveals how he’s responsible for Trump’s candidacy

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For those still wondering why Donald Trump decided to run for president, HBO host John Oliver dropped a bombshell Sunday night with a film clip of a young Daily Show reporter practically begging the blustery businessman to make both of their dreams come true.

That reporter? Young John Oliver.

Less than 36 hours before Election Day, the Last Week Tonight host was still incredulous that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has a very real possibility of winning on Tuesday.

‘We are at a point where this man has a genuine shot at the presidency,” Oliver explained. “Despite having blown up a political party, undermined confidence in our political system, declared open season on journalists and unleashed a river of racism and misogyny.”

“Also, and I feel like we have lost sight of this: he has really stupid hair. It’s important to remember that.”

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“It is frankly hard to believe that there was a time when people thought a Trump candidacy would be funny,” he continued. “Because there was such a time. As you may remember, three years ago I guest hosted the Daily Show and, well, there is something you should see.”

With that, Oliver shared a clip of himself telling Trump “I badly want you to run,” and even offering to write a check to Trump for his campaign.

Cutting back to current day Oliver, he remarked,  “Now, in my defense I have no defense for that and was hoping to think of one before finishing this sentence which, oh shit, it’s over.”

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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