Samantha Bee Lauds CNN for Serving the Public "For Almost Half a Day"
Bee took on the recent CNN health care debate between Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, referring to the senators as "the Socialist and the Slytherin."
Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her show, Full Frontal's Samantha Bee took on the recent CNN health care debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, referring to the senators as "the Socialist and the Slytherin."
After playing a clip from the debate in which Cruz referenced a skit from Saturday Night Live where Christopher Walken asked for more cowbell, Bee said, "You’re that twerp in high school who wouldn’t shut up about the knights who say 'Ni.' Please someone take away Ted's Netflix before he discovers Borat.”
Despite her jokes aimed at the senators, Bee admitted, "I would give my left tit to have either one of you wonderful mansplaining pricks in the White House right now."
She also pointed out that CNN presented the debate "as if the past year never happened," adding, "it's like Jeff Zucker looked at his election ratings and said, 'Hey, what if it was election all the time?'"
"We were watching CNN, and not just in an airport bar with the sound off," she said, almost praising the network. "We saw you serve the public interest for almost half a day."
Bee noted Trump's recent tweet criticizing department store Nordstrom for their decision to stop carrying his daughter Ivanka's clothing line. "Nordstrom has not been seized by the National Guard … yet," Bee quipped.
The host also took aim at the recently appointed head of the education department, Betsy DeVos, calling her “a sentient bag of hairspray fumes," and naming the newly confirmed attorney general Jeff Sessions "the human antidote to the voting rights act."
Taking on President Trump's proposal to cut federal funding to "sanctuary cities," Bee argued that much of the nation's GDP comes from such areas. "Cutting off funding for sanctuary cities makes about as much sense as Macaulay Culkin’s parents trying to dock his allowance," said the host.