Samantha Bee Rips Donald Trump's "Secret Weapon" Roger Ailes

The Hollywood Reporter

On Monday's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee also previewed next week's presidential debate (which is pushing next week's Full Frontal to Wednesday), and advised viewers to be wary of Trump's "secret weapon" Roger Ailes, who's reportedly advising the Republican candidate.

Bee added that it's alarming that Ailes, whom she called "Fox News' chief executive in charge of whipping it out," is prepping Trump (aka "uninformed apricot Jell-O") for his upcoming debates, because Ailes has a history of "polishing turds into presidents."

The host then enumerated the ways Ailes helped previous presidential candidates such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. She said that although Trump's "most extensive debate prep to date has been measuring his own dick," he has Ailes in his corner, which could help him in the debates.

"Do pay attention to the manatee behind the curtain," joked Bee, as a picture of Hillary Clinton, Trump and Ailes flashed onscreen.

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In a web exclusive, Bee continued with her criticism of Ailes.

"He doesn't need to make Trump sound smart because he has spent the last 20 years making voters dislike smart people," said Bee, continuing on to talk about Fox News and fearmongering.

Playing a clip of George W. Bush defending Muslims and announcing his respect for them just after Sept. 11, Bee said, "I honestly never thought I'd miss anything about George W. Bush."

The Full Frontal host partially blames Fox News for bringing the nation from Bush to Trump, saying the network has "made it normal to shit on Muslims."

She compared Ailes' relationship with the Republican Party to an alien invasion, saying Ailes attached himself to the GOP's face and injected horrible stuff into them without them minding. All the while though, Trump was "gestating" inside of them and he eventually burst out, "killing the host and running for president."

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