WATCH: 5 Times in 2016 When Samantha Bee Exposed Us to the Hilarious Truth (OK, and One Lie)Posted: 2016-12-31
Its first episode may have only aired in February, but “Daily Show” alum Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” on TBS exposed us all to a side of politics that we could laugh at, from abortion rights to jokingly claiming that Donald Trump couldn’t read.
Bee’s show interviewed Trump supporters after the Republican nominee claimed the election would be rigged in early October.
“So it’s rigged if Hillary wins, but it’s not rigged if Trump’s winning?” correspondent Allana Harkin asked a Trump voter.
“Exactly!” he responded.
2. Donald Trump Can’t Read: A Totally Real, 100 Percent Valid Theory
To mirror the conspiracy theories spun by conservative media outlets, Samantha Bee decided to spin her own theory that Donald Trump can’t read.
“Mr. Trump, you can very easily clear up these questions. All you have to do is provide a video of yourself reading Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate out loud,” Bee asked Trump in the segment in October before Election Day on Nov. 8.
3. Abortion Laws in Texas
“Have you thought about regulating the safety of back alleys? Because that’s where a lot of women will be getting their abortions now,” Bee asked Republican Texas Rep. Dan Flynn, who used building regulations to make abortions more difficult to attain.
“Where do you get those numbers?” Flynn asked. Bee responded curtly: “Reality.”
4. Brexit Foreshadowed Trump’s Win
“Even a brain-damaged baboon couldn’t miss the parallels between the U.S. and Britain,” Bee proclaimed in June before running a clip of Donald Trump comparing the climate of America to Britain leaving the European Union.
5. She Got Serious About Mass Shootings
After Omar Mateen killed 49 and injured 53 more when he opened fire at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, “Full Frontal” gave a view of AR-15 guns and compiled the reaction of lawmakers.
“There is no shortage of troubled 20-somethings out there, and whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or white nationalism or a dislike of movies, we are making it far more easy for their derangement to kill us,” Bee said pointing to Mateen, Dylann Roof and James Holmes.