Charlotte Pence Responds to John Oliver Trolling Her Book: ‘I’m All for It’ Since Proceeds Go to Charity


Charlotte Pence, daughter of Vice President Mike Pence, responded graciously to comedian John Oliver mocking her father and the children's book she wrote.

Charlotte's book, Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President, was illustrated by her mother, Second Lady Karen Pence, and shows a day in the life of the vice president from the pet's point of view, Fox News reports.

Proceeds will go to A21, a nonprofit for stopping human trafficking, as well as an art therapy program at Riley Hospital for Children.

In response to Pence's book, John Oliver mocked the story on "Last Week Tonight" and released his own book, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. Oliver's tale trolls Pence and his views on gay rights, telling the story of a male bunny that falls in love with another male bunny and decides to get married, only to be told boys have to marry girls.

Proceeds to Oliver's book go to the Trevor Project, a service for LGBTQ youth, and AIDS United.

During an interview with Fox Business, Charlotte Pence seemed to take the parody in stride.

"I think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery," she said. "Also, in all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind. We have two books that are giving to charities that are about bunnies, so I'm all for it."

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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