Samantha Bee Calls Out Media for Going Way Too Soft on Trump
Samantha Bee had a couple of points to drive home on "Full Frontal" Monday night regarding the bombings in New York and New Jersey and Trump's recent rise in the polls. The first: New Yorkers are fearless; the second: unlike much of America, they're more scared of Donald Trump being president than of an actual bomb in a dumpster.
"We're so grateful nobody was killed, and we wish everyone injured a speedy recovery," Bee said, and thanked the thieves who stopped the third bomb from exploding.
"The NYPD safety campaign is working!" Bee joked, referring to "if you see something, say something"—in this case swapping it for "if you see something, take something."
"And by the way, calling these guys thieves?" Bee continued. "It is a New York rule that if anything is abandoned on the sidewalk, you can take it. That's how I got most of my furniture and one of my children."
Bee also had a strong message for the perpetrators.
"Terrorists, when are you gonna learn that you can't scare us? New Yorkers aren't afraid of this," Bee said, as a huge photo of a cockroach was shown, "and we're not afraid of you; only one thing scares us: the thought of people voting for a crazy person who exploits their fear of terrorism," she said.
"New Yorkers are used to this kind of dumpster fire; please don't use it as an excuse to elect this kind of dumpster fire," Bee warned Americans, flashing from a photo of the attack to a photo of Trump.
Bee went on to explain why Clinton's strategy of attacking Donald Trump isn't working and why she's fallen in the polls. It's because Americans know Trump is everything "deplorable," as Clinton has described; they just don't care. As Bee said, it's like scraping the extra mayo off an "extra white" sandwich.
"Playing footsie with fringe hate groups isn't a disqualifier from polite society, much less the presidency—maybe because that's the message they get from entertainment giants like NBC, which gladly nurtured Trump celebrity through all the years he was running around [perpetuating the birther myth]," Bee reminded the audience.
And while NBC claimed to "sever ties" with Trump after his remark on Mexicans being "rapists," they continued to "invit[e] the GOP nominee on their flagship comedy programs to show millions of Americans what a fun guy he is," Bee pointed out.
Because letting Jimmy Fallon tousle Donald Trump's hair without asking the really tough questions is also deplorable.