"The Democrats had this in them all along": Samantha Bee on the DNC's "implicit middle finger" to Trump's fear-mongering dystopia

"All it took for them to get their s**t together," Bee said, "was the looming certainty of armageddon"


Brendan Gauthier
August 2, 2016 5:50PM (UTC)

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee on Monday celebrated the successes of last week's Democratic National Convention.

"The convention was an unexpected triumph of positive messaging and flawless showmanship," Bee said. "Turns out the Democrats had this in them all along, and all it took for them to get their shit together was the looming certainty of armageddon."

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"The entire week was an implicit middle finger to Trump's dystopian view of America," she continued. "But in four days of powerful rebukes to Trumpism, the most devastating came from the father of Captain Humayun Khan, who sacrificed his life while saving his fellow soldiers in Iraq."

Trump repeatedly suggested over the weekend that Khan's mother — who was also on the stage, but didn't speak — wasn't "allowed" to speak. Ghazala Khan was then forced to explain her silence in an open letter in The Washington Post, saying, "Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself."

"She was too choked up from seeing her son's picture," Bee responded to Trump. "Why are you allowed to have anything to say?"

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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