'Full Frontal' takes on the 'Ford Pinto of intolerance'

By Nick Romano
Updated February 02, 2017 at 10:05 AM EST

Full Frontal is going full throttle on Donald Trump’s presidency.

On Wednesday’s episode, Samantha Bee laid into Trump’s controversial immigration ban, which she calls a “not-a-Muslim ban.”

“Give Trump some credit: It was the HealthCare.gov of Islamophobia,” she said, “the Ford Pinto of intolerance, a big fat cocktail of New Coke and Zima poured onto a Microsoft Zune playing an endless loop of the Star Wars prequels’ Jar Jar Binks scenes.”

Bee summed it up as a “clusterf—,” citing numerous protests across the country and playing clips of Trump replacing the word “Muslim” with “territory” when discussing the ban. She continued to poke fun at some Republicans who falsely accused President Barack Obama of having a ban of his own. “People didn’t protest because Obama didn’t ban anyone or suspend visa applications,” she pointed out. “He just added new vetting requirements that slowed visa processing down.”

The host continued to pick apart the immigration ban by pointing to the lack of evidence that it will deter terrorists, its potential to make enemies of other countries, and the announcement of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, as many continue denouncing Trump’s executive order.

“Nice misdirection, Criss Angel, but you can’t just shake your keys and distract us from this giant mess you made,” she said. “We’re not cable news — we’re Americans and we would like a word.”

Watch the clip from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee above.