Charlotte Pence Purchases John Oliver’s Marlon Bundo Parody Book

Vice President Mike Pence and daughter Charlotte / Getty Images


Vice President Mike Pence's daughter Charlotte says she has purchased a copy of comedian John Oliver's book, which parodies her own about Pence family rabbit Marlon Bundo.

Oliver's late-night show released a children's book on Sunday to parody one Charlotte Pence released with help from her mother, Second Lady Karen Pence. The "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" book features a gay Marlon Bundo, meant to mock the vice president's stance on gay marriage, the Hill reports.

"He’s giving proceeds of the book to charity, and we’re also giving proceeds of our book to charity, so I really think that we can all get behind it," Charlotte Pence, who has maintained a gracious response to the comedian's attack, told ITK.

Proceeds from Pence's book go to a hospital art therapy program called Tracy's Kids and an abolitionist and anti-human trafficking organization, A21. Proceeds from the parody book will go to the Trevor Project, an LGBT youth suicide prevention organization, and AIDS United.

"I also want to support those charities — I really mean that," Charlotte Pence said.

Pence's book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, follows Bundo around as he tours Washington, D.C. and observes a day in the life of the vice president.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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