Samantha Bee: Hillary Clinton basket of deplorables comment discussed
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has been on an extended break since Republican and Democratic National Conventions earlier this summer. In any other year that would be a totally reasonable August hiatus, but in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign, where Republican nominee Donald Trump has started near daily controversies, it left host Samantha Bee with a lot to catch up on when she returned on Monday night. For one thing, third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein have grabbed some of the campaign spotlight, even as they’ve revealed major flaws about their candidacies (i.e. Johnson doesn’t know what the Syrian city of Aleppo is, and Stein is accused of sympathizing with anti-vaxxers).
“Lady Nader and Pothead Perot have both made the critical mistake of letting voters know who they are,” Bee said. “Meanwhile, George Wallace-in-a-Wig has yet another new campaign manager. Her job seems to involve crushing a Klonopin into his breakfast McFlurry, pointing him at a teleprompter, and begging him to use his inside voice.”
Bee then played a segment of Trump talking in an uncharacteristically mellow voice, remarking “that’s the voice you hear when you’re being chloroformed.” The competition might seem like a boon for Hillary Clinton’s campaign … which brought Bee to one of the most significant news events of the last week: Clinton’s comments describing half of Trump voters as “a basket of deplorables” fueled by racism, sexism, xenophobia, and more. The comments were panned by mainstream pundits, even though statistics back up Clinton’s figure. Bee, too, was enraged.
“Swear to God, Hillary Clinton is the only woman I know who can trip over her own dick,” Bee said. “You know, when you see ‘grossly generalistic’ in the prompter, that’s when you take a breath and think, do I want to keep talking?”
“Okay, we are gonna need a bigger basket,” Bee said with a sigh.
Watch the clip below.