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Samantha Bee mocks covfefe: Trump 'made America truly great'

Bee also likened Trump to Immortan Joe from ‘Mad Max.’

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Samantha Bee wanted to “salute” President Donald Trump on Wednesday night’s Full Frontal for “keeping a campaign promise.” According to the host, thanks to the mysterious Tuesday night tweet of “covfefe,” Trump “made America truly great.”

“Trump is right, he really does have the best words,” Bee said. “And he spelled it right! ‘V’ before ‘e’ except after ‘z.'”

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning, POTUS tweeted a jab at the media with a typo that still hasn’t been fully clarified. “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” the tweet read, ending there and launching countless memes in the process. (Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed the typo was understood by “the president and a small group of people” who knew “exactly what he meant.”)

“The Twitter-verse greeted covfefe’s arrival with unfettered rapture,” Bee said. “For that glorious interlude between midnight and 5 a.m. we were like passengers on the Titanic who decided to say f— it and rock out to the band. ‘Thank you! We are Covfefe. We’ll all be dead real soon.'”

Bee soon turned her attention to Trump’s recent trip abroad, likening him to the apocalyptic dictator Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road. “Trump’s staff worked hard preparing him for his first foreign trip, though the purpose of going to Saudi Arabia wasn’t clear to everyone,” she said.

Bee didn’t stop with just casting Trump as one of the Mad Max: Fury Road villains. She bestowed Steve Bannon the role of The People Eater (played by John Howard in the film), Jared Kushner became Josh Helman’s Slit (who proclaimed, “I just promoted myself”), and Steven Miller was the guy who shouted, “I am the scales of justice, conductor of the choir of death.”

“POTUS then tootled off to Europe for some actual fury,” Bee said.

Watch the full segment in the clip above.