The 39-year-old launched the two-prong attack during this year’s final episode of his show, Last Week Tonight.
“For the last eight years, we’ve had a president we could assume would generally stand up for the rights of all Americans. But that is going to change now. So we’re going to have to actively stand up for one another,” he said.
“And it can’t just be sounding off on the internet or sharing think pieces or videos like this one that echo around your bubble. I’m talking about actual sacrifice to support people who are now under threat.”
The host didn't hold back with his criticism of the President-Elect and his perceived racial policies.
“America proved no grandpa is too racist to become the leader of the free world," he said.
Oliver then addressed the divided reactions that have emerged since results were announced.
“Many people are happy to see him [Trump] in office. Some are voters who think he’ll bring jobs back and shake up Washington. Others are happy simply because he isn’t Hillary Clinton. And others, of course, are Vladimir Putin and Scott Baio," he said.
“But for the rest of us, we are faced with the same questions as a guy who woke up the day after a Vegas bachelor party, deep in the desert, naked, tied to a cactus and a dead clown. Namely, how the f**k did we get here, and what the f**k do we do now? Donald Trump will be president, and respecting democracy means accepting that. Although there is one sentiment that I would argue takes that a little too far.”