Watch above as she serves up a savage recap of the GOP race for the nomination, concluding: “Trump isn’t what Republicans stand for, he’s what they bend over for.” Bee proved her point with a video package that showed other candidates first dismissing the Donald and then, when he bested them in the primaries, embracing him. “One by one, elected Republicans turned up their collars and did the scuttle of shame into Trump’s limo.” And she skewered them with the observation, “You guys rolled over faster than Melania Trump does after Donald dribbles out another unsatisfying midnight crotch tweet.”
Watch below as Bee then grilled Johnson, the two-term New Mexico Republican governor who ran at the top of the ticket for this third party in 2012 and earned 1 % of the ballots cast (about 1.275 million votes). During his eight years in charge of the Land of Enchantment (1995 – 2003), Johnson earned a reputation as a fiscal conservative and social liberal. So, while he balanced the budget he also advocated the legalization of marijuana. He readily conceded to Bee, “I am a round peg in a square hole when it comes to the perception of what you’re supposed to be running for president.”
This fast-paced half hour combo of commentary and sketches, which debuted in early February, got an early renewal order from TBS. It merits an impressive 84 at MetaCritic and is well-positioned to crack the Variety Talk Series category at the upcoming Emmys. There are two open slots in this six-show race, with both “The Colbert Report” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” no longer eligible.
Bee clocked in a dozen years as a correspondent on Emmy mainstay “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Two other “Daily Show” alums — Jo Miller and Miles Kahn — handle producing duties and the writing staff is diverse, as it is near gender parity and 30% non-white.
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