Samantha Bee blasts Fallon’s Trump interview: I guess ratings matter more than brown people

On Monday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee criticized NBC, and other media outlets, for giving Donald Trump millions of dollars worth of free publicity. NBC kept Trump’s The Apprentice on the air even when he as peddling his “birther” claims against President Obama. “NBC tacitly condoned a race-baiting demagogue.”

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“To their credit, NBC did sever ties with Trump after he called Mexicans ‘rapists’ — if by severing ties you mean inviting him on their flagship comedy programs to show millions of Americans what a fun guy he is,” Bee said of Trump’s appearance on SNL.

“I guess because ratings matter more than brown people? Sure, he’s making life palpably dangerous for Muslims and immigrants, but hey, he’s good entertainment!”

“You know, here’s a thought,” Bee went on. “When Holocaust survivors are telling you, ‘Hey, this guy gives me déjà vu,’ maybe don’t invite him up into your house to play with your adorable children.” She further slammed Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show for their puff-piece interview. “I notice there were no cutaway shots to The Roots. I wonder why.”

In the clip below, Bee went on to rip the media for giving Trump millions of dollars in free advertisement.

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