TV host Samantha Bee had much to talk about after the controversial second American Presidential candidate’s debate. In particular, the Canadian-born TV personality took jab after jab at Republican candidate Donald Trump. She zeroed in on his misinformed statements regarding his ideas on the legalization of abortion.
In response to Donald Trump’s statements at the final presidential debate, Bee called him a ‘dick-waving Berlusconi knock-off”. For reference, Berlusconi was the president of Italy and well-known for his tax-fraud scandal.
Trump made many inaccurate statements regarding women’s abortions. In his world, an abortion is when “rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.” Bee responded to this strange claim by Trump by saying “It sounds a lot like Trump has confused abortions with bear attacks. Removing a baby from the woman’s womb in the ninth month isn’t abortion,” she went on in a segment of her show “it’s a birth. And I’m sure Donald Trump would love to outlaw it. It makes the pussies too gross and screamy for grabbing.” Bee encouraged men across the country to log into their wives’ social media accounts and read first-hand survivor stories of women who have had abortions.
She also took aim at the debate’s moderator Chris Wallace. Wallace, a news anchor for Fox Broadcasting, confused the correct term for a late-term abortion, calling it instead a ‘partial abortion’. Partial abortions are not medically possible, and Bee blatantly pointed out Wallace’s mistake. “Chris Wallace confused partial-birth abortion, which doesn’t exist, with late-term abortion, which does — rarely.” The comedian went on to say, “Only 1.3 per cent of abortions take place at or after 21 weeks, and guess what? It’s not because women are selfish sluts who wake up in their third trimester and decide, “Not into this, I want a procasti-bortion.” It’s usually because the tests done at that point reveal a fatal birth defect or a serious risk to the mother’s life.”
She not only took jabs at Wallace and Trump but also the way the media has been covering Trump’s run for president. She mentioned that the current media is “punch drunk” from Trump’s “Hindenberg explosion” of a presidential candidacy. “They no longer notice how awful he is unless he hulks out on stage” she went on, “or grabs the foundational principles of our republic by the pussy.”
Bee is a strong defender of Hillary Clinton, in particular, her defense of women and their rights. Clinton is a strong campaigner for women taking control of their own bodies and their body’s health.
For her broadcast, she wore a t-shirt with the slogan “Nasty Woman”. This shirt is in reference to the last presidential debate, where Trump called Hillary Clinton a “nasty, nasty woman”. The phrase “nasty woman” has since been reclaimed by women across the country.
Samantha Bee is the host of hit talk show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”. The Canadian-American comedian is best known for her work as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”.