Sam Bee Hilariously Explains Why Brexit Is a Warning Against Electing Trump
Samantha Bee, in a segment titled "Oh Shit, Brexit," dedicated a fair amount of her brilliant show to Brexit last night, what with all the incredibly obvious parallels between the terribly misguided vote to “Make Britain great again” (she shows a clip of a Leave voter actually saying that) and our Trump problem.
“While the Brits were waking up in the ruins of their nation saying, 'Oh God, what have we done?' a lot of Americans were looking over and saying, ‘Oh God, what are we about to do?’”
Those frightened Americans are right to be frightened, because as Bee points out, “The Brexit vote was driven by angry, less educated, older white voters who feel screwed by globalization and the establishment, and have been fed a chip butty of xenophobia slathered in slogan sauce.”
Or more concisely put, the same contingent that’s supporting Trump.
Bee weaves through some of the overlaps, from the “sad conservative leader who gambled the nation’s future on his ability to control the extremists in his own party and lost” (David Cameron/Paul Ryan) to the flaxen-hairballed birther and xenophobe who might assume leadership (Boris Johnson/Donald Trump).
Bee rounds up all the other elements, including the reasons—both surprising (evangelicals) and not-so-surprising (the proportion of American voters who are people of color)—we might not go down the Brexit path.
As per usual with Bee, it is great and funny and well worth watching. Check it out below.