Samantha Bee hits Donald Trump for commenting on Alicia Machado's weight: "Now you have a real problem"

Bee praised Hillary Clinton's win: She built "an elaborate trap for Trump and he lumbered into it."


Jeremy Binckes
September 29, 2016 3:58PM (UTC)

Samantha Bee is now angry — and so is her staff.

The "Full Frontal" host blasted Donald Trump Wednesday night for his Tuesday morning performance on "Fox & Friends" in which he said former Miss Universe Alicia Machado "gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem.”

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"No, you had a stunningly beautiful Miss Universe winner, but you treated her like garbage," Bee said. "Now you have a real problem. Not only with her, but with any woman who's ever been called fat. Which is all of us. We've been dealing with you our whole life."

Bee then showed a still of female "Full Frontal" cast members, none of whom seemed to agree with Trump's comment.

Trump's unforced error was part of Hillary Clinton's plan that Bee likened to "a Count of Monte Cristo overplanner. She spent months setting a trap for Trump and he lumbered into it."

Bee continued: "All she had to do was step out of the way while he called a woman fat"

Clinton's plan was simple, Bee noted. "Those wily Clinton bastards knew there are three things Trump can't resist: calling women names, doubling down and making dumb mistakes on 'Fox & Friends.'"

Bee also hit Trump for running after the debate to Sean Hannity's "slobbering adoration" to "soothe his wounded pride."

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But there was one person — other than Clinton — who earned Bee's praise for her work Monday night: Megyn Kelly, who Bee said used her "mean girl superpower for good."

"I think I'm in love."

Watch the clip below, curtsey of TBS.


Jeremy Binckes

Jeremy Binckes is the senior news editor at Salon.com.

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