Ivanka Trump has officially joined her father's administration as an unpaid assistant and it's entirely unsurprising. What is a shock, however, is how Trump has attempted to ambiguously defend her position and criticisms about her inaction with lackadaisical rationale. Enter Samantha Bee, whose most recent evisceration of the president's daughter pulls absolutely zero punches.
Bee opens the diatribe by drawing on a quite apropos storyline that many will be familiar with: the Lannisters in HBO's Game of Thrones. "Her father already gave the hand of the king job to her husband Jared, right after he took President's Landing," Bee jokes. "So what king's body part will Ivanka be?"
Bee also takes a jab at those banking on Trump's Democratic voting history proving beneficial in pushing policies on her less moderate father. "Wishful thinkers are hoping that's code for 'your secret progressive buddy,'" but as Bee so aptly emphasizes: evidence suggests that fantasy will remain a fantasy. "Meeting with Leonardo DiCaprio is not a sign that you care about climate change," Bee adds.
Despite the meeting Trump reportedly coordinated between the president and former Vice President Al Gore, the newly elected president nominated a climate change denier to run the Environmental Protection Agency.
"At most, Ivanka has stopped one out of 24 appalling executive orders," Bee concludes after conceding that Trump allegedly helped scrap a bill which would roll back LGBTQ protections.
Bee's slam dunk of the segment? "People are comforted by the thought of a progressive feminist in the White House," she rips. "To which I say: if you wanted that, you should have voted for it."
The entire segment is a gleeful must watch, especially if you're in the camp hoping Trump's new role will somehow turn the president's ultraconservative ship around.