Throughout a digital look on The Late Present Monday, the Final Week Tonight host mirrored on his first time voting in a United States presidential election this yr after changing into an American citizen in December 2019.
“It was truthfully, it was wonderful,” Oliver instructed Colbert. “Placing [the candidates] apart, as an immigrant who had simply obtained his citizenship in December of final yr, I used to be ready for that to really feel actual—while you fear about your immigration standing on a regular basis and even getting your passport nonetheless does not really feel actual as a result of you have not examined it towards a system.”
Initially, Oliver thought he would really feel the influence of his citizenship when he traveled. “I had thought this may really feel actual after I go away America and I come again and I am handled otherwise by the system,” he defined. Nevertheless, that point did not actually come till a more moderen second within the voting course of.