After the disaster that was his executive order to ban immigrants form Muslim-majority countries, President Trump moved his Supreme Court nomination announcement to a primetime slot Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Samantha Bee opened Full Frontal by rejecting Trump’s efforts to distract from the weekend’s events.
“Nice misdirection, Criss Angel, but you can’t just shake your keys and distract us from this giant mess you made,” Bee said. “We’re not cable news, we’re Americans. And we would like a word.” She then broke down the main problems with the order. “Look, we learned years ago that using national origin as a basis for exclusion didn’t work and it pissed off our allies,” she declared. “Hey! You know what does work to prevent terrorist attacks? When presidents pay attention in their security briefings!”
While Speaker Paul Ryan called the order “confusing,” Bee had some harsher words. “Confusing? Give Trump’s ban some credit. It was the HealthCare.gov of Islamophobia, 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 prequel Jar-Jar Binks scene.” Watch the clip for more.