John Oliver says he "nearly burst into tears" for the primary time as an American citizen
John Oliver celebrate a citizenship first.
During a virtual appearance on The Late Show Monday, the Last Week Tonight host pondered his first vote in a U.S. presidential election this year after becoming a U.S. citizen in December 2019.
"It was honestly incredible," Oliver said to Colbert. "Aside from [the candidates], as an immigrant who just got his citizenship last December, I've been waiting for this to feel real – when you're worried about your immigration status all the time and even haven't got your passport yet . " I don't feel real because you haven't tested it against a system. "
Originally, Oliver thought he would feel the effects of his citizenship while traveling. "I thought it would feel real when I leave America and come back and be treated differently by the system," he said. However, that time came at a later point in the voting process.