Samantha Bee Absolutely and Hilariously Nails Trump on Khan Family Attack
Samantha Bee dedicated a segment of her show last night to comparing the doom-and-gloom, we’re-all-gonna-die tone of the RNC with the soaring rhetoric of the DNC. She started by recognizing Hillary Clinton's history-making turn as the first woman to top a major party ticket as presidential nominee.
“Can we set politics aside for a second and appreciate that history was made last week?” Bee asked, before showing a clip of Clinton accepting the nomination.
“We have waited our whole lives to hear a woman say those words. And then, immediately get criticized for the voice she said them in,” Bee said, as a backdrop filled with Republican men labeling Clinton “shrill,” among other insults, appeared behind her. “Gosh, you boys sure hate your mothers, don’t you?”
She noted that the RNC was a “poorly attended rage-a-thon of hemorrhoidal has-beens trying to literally scare up votes by making America shit its pants. I have expected to close my mirror at the Holiday Inn and see Newt Gingrich with a knife.”
Bee pointed out that one of the most powerful speeches at the DNC came from Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American whose son was killed in Iraq, who, in a much covered move, offered to let Donald Trump borrow his own copy of the Constitution to familiarize himself with its contents.
“He means it,” Bee said. “He even picked out a copy of the Constitution small enough for Trump to fit in his hands.”
Bee played a clip of Trump’s disgusting response, in which he suggested that Khan’s mother, who remained silent during her husband's speech, hadn’t been “allowed” to speak because of Muslim oppression of women.
“She was too choked up from seeing her son’s picture,” Bee shouted at our potential Idiot-in-Chief. Then, speaking directly to Trump, Bee asked an excellent question.
“Why are you allowed to have anything to say?”
Bee went on to wonder how there’s any contest between Clinton and Trump, “the least qualified candidate ever to lurch into the public spotlight and shit on Gold Star moms while cradling Putin’s sweaty sack.”
Check out the hilarious takedown below.