“What a fun time to be alive!” said Samantha Bee on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” introducing her first segment on May 10 addressing another Donald Trump bombshell. “This brings us to our recurring segment: ‘Our Weekly Constitutional Crisis: What the F*ck is it This Time?'” In this case, it was Trump’s decision to fire James Comey, the director of the FBI — also known as the man responsible for investigating Trump and his associates for their possible ties to Russia’s election interference. Watch Bee’s take on the situation above.
“At 6pm, with our show written and the staff on their second whiskey, our dumb democracy ran into a wall with a bucket on its head again,” said Bee about the suddenness of Comey’s firing. “Thus began the slow-motion clusterf*ck of impulsiveness and ineptitude that this White House is famous for.” She then recounted the mismanaged firing, including the fact that Comey had to learn about his ouster by watching it on TV news broadcasts.
Hardly anyone on the left or right was fond of Comey after November, whether you think he lost Hillary Clinton the election or were upset that he didn’t “lock her up” and throw away the key, but “news flash: most of us love our democratic norms more than we hate the other team, President Ding-Dong. This isn’t partisan … Comey’s a bit of a turd, but at least he’s an independent turd. Whoever Trump appoints next to lead the FBI, whether it’s David Clarke, Joe Arpaio, or Ivanka in a trench coat, they’ll know that if they look too hard at Trump’s Russia connections, they’ll be out.”
Bee concluded her segment by noting, “This president has wiped his ass with the constitution so many times the National Archive started leaving passive-aggressive notes asking him to chip in for toilet paper.” Do you agree? What did you think of Bee’s segment last night? Comment below, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow TV fans in our forums.
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