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Samantha Bee Lays Waste to Trump's New Sycophants in the Press: 'What the F*ck Is Wrong with You?'

The "Full Frontal" host can't believe so many can be so easily duped.

Photo Credit: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee/YouTube

President Trump's first speech to Congress last Tuesday was largely praised by pundits. Samantha Bee couldn't believe her ears.

"What the f*ck is wrong with you?" she exclaimed, after playing a showreel that included the likes of Van Jones and Martha Raddatz.

By that Friday, the president was besieged by yet another scandal—this one resulting in Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from an ongoing White House investigation.

"With a nervous nation starting to wonder whether Tiffany [Trump]  is the only person of Trump's acquaintance not talking to the Kremlin, the president did what any strong leader would—hightailed it to Florida faster than a Jewish grandmother in November," Bee quipped.

Trump would complete his week by accusing Barack Obama of tapping his phones in Trump Tower, an accusation for which he has provided zero evidence.

"President Tough-Guy got his feelings hurt because his special Bridezilla moment got stepped on by drama between his two boyfriends [Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian President Vladimir Putin]," Bee joked. "So of course he fished up a victimization narrative from the right-wing propaganda swamp and hysterically ugly-cried it all over the internet, forcing professional journalists to spend the next 72 hours talking to Mike Huckabee's daughter about whether the most scandal-free president in living memory is a bigger criminal than Nixon. It's bananas."

The "Full Frontal" hosts concedes the journalists eager to call Trump "presidential" are right about one thing: "When he spouts nonsense, it has immediate global consequences and makes us less safe, because he's the f—ing president."


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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