Samantha Bee tore into NBC on this week’s episode of “Full Frontal” due to the network’s refusal to outright condemn Donald Trump “because ratings matter more than brown people.”
“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 Monday.
She was of course referring to when Trump hosted “Saturday Night Live” last year in September and, more recently, when the GOP candidate appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” After his appearance on the latter program, Fallon got ripped to shreds for asking nothing but softball questions before ruffling Trump’s hair.
“Aww, Trump can be a total sweetheart with someone who has no reason to be terrified of him,” Bee said. “I notice there were no cutaway shots to The Roots.”
“Network execs and a lot of their audience can ignore how very dangerous Trump is because to them, he isn’t. They’re not gonna be deported,” she continued. “They’re not gonna live under a president who thinks of them as a collection of sex toys. They’re not racist, they just don’t mind if other people are, which is just as bad.”
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