Samantha Bee Gives GOP a Racism Reality Check
On "Full Frontal" Monday night, Samantha Bee pointed out that the GOP made the vaguest of efforts toward becoming a more racially inclusive party after Obama’s second win. As of late, though, Republican presidential nominee and “orange supremacist” Donald Trump has pretty much put the kibosh on that (super weak and hardly sincere) outreach plan.
Bee showed a few clips of Trump speaking after the Orlando mass shooting, during which he went full-throttle with the nativist, paranoid, anti-immigration, Islamaphobic nonsense his base loves so much.
“Let me see now,” said Bee, checking off a list of hateful code-words Trump rattled off. “Papers, blood-sucking, undeserving people, ban—oh dang! If only he’d said purity, I would’ve won Gestapo Bingo.”
And just how far are GOP members going to avoid questions about Trump? Bee shared footage of politicians climbing over fences and hopping onto closing elevators to evade questions about their party's presumptive nominee. But Bee pointed out what those Repubs are missing with their ducking and dodging.
“You know, your real problem isn’t one Donald. It’s 13 million Donald voters. Trump would like us to believe he brought those people to the party, but as usual, he’s wrong. They were already there—they just weren’t having fun," joked Bee.
Bee laid down the facts with a quick History of Modern American Racism to point out how the GOP has been benefiting from dog-whistle hate for a long time. Fiscal Republican conservatives have used resentful whites to get into office, only now the white supremacists are taking over the asylum, so to speak. Trump isn’t new, Bee points out; he’s just the final result of the things Republicans have been saying and voting for over decades.
Check out the full segment to get Bee’s hilarious takedown in all its glory.