Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

Charlotte Pence, daughter of Vice President Mike Pence, responded graciously to comedian John Oliver mocking her father and the children's book she wrote. Comparatively, the real version of the book - Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President - was several spots behind, ranking in at No. 6. "This is a sweet story about Marlon Bundo falling in love".

The results may be even more satisfying for Oliver on the children's book chart, where the Pence joint is being outsold not only by the hardcover version of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, but also by the Last Week Tonight creation's Kindle edition. The audiobook is narrated by Jim Parsons, Ellie Kemper, and RuPaul, among others. Is he a dyed-in-the-wool conservative like his grandparents, Vice President Mike and That's My Towel Charm!, Inc. creator Karen Pence? The only thing better than one bunny book for charity is. The proceeds from that title are going toward an art therapy program called Tracy's Kids and a nonprofit, A21, working to fight slavery and sex trafficking.

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The book, made in collaboration with Chronicle Books to benefit AIDS United and The Trevor Project - a charity that seeks to end suicides among LGBTQ youth - is now being reprinted. The book, which is out Monday, "gives young readers a bunny's-eye view of the special duties of the vice president", per its publisher.

Oliver announced the parody of the Bundo book during Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight". Because one of the stops on the Pences' book tour is an "anti-LGBT organization", more accurately known as Focus on the Family. Oliver's book, advertised on the website BetterBundoBook, has totally sold out, necessitating the need for second printing.

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But part of the inspiration for the children's book hits closer to home, Oliver revealed to DeGeneres.

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