News & Opinion | June 25, 2018 9:21 am

Is Mexico About to Elect Its Own Donald Trump? John Oliver Thinks So

Mexicans are tired of leadership embroiled in crime and corruption, Oliver said.

John Oliver talks Mexico's upcoming election (YouTube/HBO)
John Oliver talks Mexico's upcoming election (YouTube/HBO)

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver explained to viewers on Sunday night that the massive upcoming election in Mexico has ramifications beyond the country’s borders, 1900 miles of which it shares with the U.S. It’s also our third largest trading partner.

“What this actually means is that they could replace their president, their entire Congress and huge chunks of their state and local governments,” Oliver said. “And many believe a major shift may be about to take place there because Mexicans are sick and tired of the status quo.”

Likening the two leading candidates to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, Oliver said Mexicans are tired of the status quo, and the corruption their current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has turned a blind eye to.

Take a look at the clip below.