Samantha Bee has taken on Donald Trump’s continued claims that voter fraud affected last month’s elections, calling them “big lies”.
The host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee criticized the former reality TV star for a set of tweets alleging that undocumented voters lost him the popular vote.
“For the record, massive voter fraud is a lie,” she said. “But this lie didn’t spring Athena-like from Donald’s collapsing pumpkin of a head. He’s a marketer. His big lies are like his buildings: he doesn’t build them, he just slaps his brand on them and tricks the press into promoting them for free.”
She then examined where the seed of this claim came from, blaming “noted Sandy Hook truther and moon landing denier Alex Jones, who despite protests got approval to build a bullshit pipeline straight into the president’s brain”. She also said we needed to go back further and look at the Republican party in general.
“If Trump manages to smash America’s institutions, it will only be because GOP termites have been gnawing away at the foundations for years with baseless claims of voter shenanigans,” she said.
While Trump, and some of his staff, continue to claim that Hillary Clinton’s win of the popular vote was the result of major discrepancies, Bee joked that he would have “won even bigly-er if you deduct all the ugly chicks, flag burners and Alec Baldwins who shouldn’t even be allowed to vote”.
She also spoke about Jill Stein’s much-publicised campaign to crowdfund a recount in key states, claiming people should be more invested in a key Louisiana vote on 10 December.
“Liberals, I know you only gave her money because you thought she’d take off with it and never come back and we all want that,” she said. “But instead of using your energy to undermine democracy, why not participate in it and help Foster Campbell win his Senate run-off? You could make a difference.”
From the 12.05.2016 edition of TBS’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: