Samantha Bee Tackles Trump's "Massive Voter Fraud" Lie
"One of the major questions being debated in our country today is whether it's OK for the president to lie his f—ing face off 24 hours a day."
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal returned Monday and the host took on Donald Trump's recent tweet that, without evidence, claimed millions of Americans voted illegally in the election.
"One of the major questions being debated in our country today is whether it's OK for the president to lie his f—ing face off 24 hours a day," said Bee.
“For the record, massive voter fraud is a lie, but this lie didn’t spring Athena-like from Donald’s collapsing pumpkin of a head," continued the Full Frontal host. "He’s a marketer, his big lies are like his buildings: He doesn’t build them, he just slaps his brand on them and tricks the press into promoting them for free.”
Bee fact-checked Trump on his erroneous assertion, musing on how he came to the conclusion that so many illegal votes occurred. One of the people she found who reported on illegal voting was Infowars' Alex Jones, whom Bee referred to as "noted Sandy Hook truther and moon-landing denier Alex Jones, who despite protests got approval to build a bullshit pipeline straight into the president-elect’s brain."
However, in Bee's opinion, one of the biggest culprits is the GOP, who has claimed instances of voter fraud for years, proposing voting restriction laws to solve for a "thing Republicans just made up." Bee talked about how numerous Republicans have admitted they win when less people vote, dating back to 1980 when conservative Paul Weyrich spoke about the subject.
“If Trump manages to smash America’s institutions, it will only be because GOP termites have been gnawing away at the foundation for years with baseless claims of election shenanigans,” said Bee. She later added, "Remember, all the party wanted was an excuse to pass voter restrictions. But once you put a lie out there, it grows and takes on a life of its own."