Samantha Bee slams Trump’s London tweets and diet of ‘scrambled Islamophobia’
Donald Trump has completely reset the bar for “Presidential behavior,” but even by that standard his tweets about the terrorist attack in London were a disappointing low. On Wednesday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee tried to understand just what possessed Trump to attack the mayor of London during a tragedy.
Tragedy, Bee noted, is one of the few events that garners international solidarity. After 9/11, the guards outside Buckingham Palace played the American national anthem.
“London does not need us to tell them to be scared, Pumpkin Spice,” Bee said to Trump. “They’ve been weathering invasions, attacks, and dark wizards since before America even existed!”
“Trump is the only senile old man in the world who’s actually correct that the TV is talking to him,” she added — meaning that he gets his information from Fox News in the morning, and they know. Bee described the networks programming as Trump’s morning dose of “scrambled Islamophobia,” including discussions about mosque surveillance and “internment.”
Bee’s advice for Trump? Staff your government, read a book, and delete your account.
Full Frontal airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on TBS.