Samantha Bee floats like a butterfly and stings like, well, like a bee, in a hilarious segment on Donald Trump’s assault on NFL players for protesting police brutality during the National Anthem before Sunday football games. Who’s the hypocrite now?
The racial overtones of Trump’s attack were as clear as the nose on Bee’s face.
“Last week on sports roundup, we were trying to figure out if the president is a white nationalist, which he clarified this week when he demanded that black people be fired for insufficient nationalism,” Bee said on her snow “Full Frontal.”
“If anyone knows about treating soldiers and first responders with respect, it’s the guy who decided to fire transgender troops and deport paramedics who happened to be DREAMers. ‘Thank you for your service, now get the fuck out,’” she jabbed.
“You see what Trump’s trying to do; take a protest specifically about police brutality and pretend it’s about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Oh say can you see,’” Bee said.
She said Americans were “too smart” to play into Trump’s hands. But, then, she forgot about Fox News reality benders, who were quick to trumpet Trump’s claims.
Newt Gingrich, who couldn’t be more conflicted, led the chorus of right-wing barkers like Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Laura Ingraham takes the prize for coining the term “kneelers,” to describe the protesters. Bee couldn’t help notice that was freighted with all kinds of racist innuendo.
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