Samantha Bee: Trump’s Budget Proves He ‘Doesn’t Give a Sh*t’
The ‘Full Frontal’ host opened her show Wednesday night by tearing apart President Trump’s budget proposal.
“Wow, what a week for our poor president,” Samantha Bee said at the top of Wednesday night’s Full Frontal. “He’s been bombing harder than Mike Huckabee at an open mic night.”
Rather than focusing on the Russia investigation or the looming Obamacare-replacement disaster, Bee decided to focus on President Trump’s new budget proposal. “Distilling Trump’s spittle-flecked campaign jeremiads and incoherent revenge fantasies into policy isn’t an exact science,” she said. “And if it were an exact science, this budget would defund it.”
After laying out the various cuts to essentially everything except defense, Bee said, “This kind of sounds like when an insecure guy tries to make his penis look bigger by shaving down everything else around it.” And, “If you don’t buy my dick metaphor,” she pointed to Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney’s characterization of the proposal as a “hard-power budget.”
“President Trump’s budget reveals something very important about him,” Bee added. Not his “priorities,” but rather the fact that he “has no fucking clue what he’s doing.”
While Trump “doesn’t give a shit” about things like conserving energy, Bee noted that he is “unhealthily obsessed” with “American carnage” in cities like Chicago. Going back to 1995, the host told the story of how more than 700 people died when inefficient air conditioners caused massive power outages during a heat wave in the city.
Of course, Trump’s budget also cuts funding for climate-change research. “Fine, you know what? Fuck it!” Bee said. “Trump’s America is already a figurative hell, it might as well be hotter than hell, too.”