All eyes were on Washington DC on Thursday morning, June 8, for the public testimony of recently fired FBI director James Comey, just a few hours after Samantha Bee aired her latest “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” episode Wednesday night, so we’ll have to wait a week to find out her take, but there’s never a dull moment in the Donald Trump administration, which seems to provide the scandal of the century every couple of days, so there was no shortage of material for the Emmy nominated comedian to talk about. Spoiler alert: it’s about more tweets.
“After this weekend’s terrorist attack in London, our president responded on Twitter,” said Bee, who noted that instead of expressing solidarity with Londoners after the deaths of eight people in a knife and vehicle attack on London Bridge, Trump instead scolded London’s mayor on social media. Trump called Mayor Sadiq Khan‘s statement “pathetic” after the British politician said there was “no reason to be alarmed.” Bee responded, “I wouldn’t be surprised if the UK asks to take a break from our special relationship and start seeing other countries.”
Trump’s response to London was a far cry from the international solidarity with America expressed after 9/11. “London does not need us to tell them to be scared, Pumpkin Spice. They’ve been weathering invasions, attacks and dark wizards since before America even existed,” Bee added. “They invented ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ decades before it became an overused meme to help our aunt make a joke out of her drinking problem.”
“Full Frontal” covered much more of the events of the past week, but with the Comey testimony saturating Thursday’s news coverage, it looks like it will be another busy week for late-night comedians.
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