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NBC helped make “two-bit used hate salesman” Donald Trump ready for primetime, according to Samantha Bee.
The “Full Frontal” host on Monday ripped the Peacock Network — and her late-night peer Jimmy Fallon — for boosting the former “Apprentice” boss and his “dangerous” bid for the presidency.
“Why do so many Americans think playing footsie with hate groups isn’t a disqualifier from polite society, much less the presidency?” Bee asked.
“Maybe because that’s the message they get from entertainment giants like NBC, which gladly nurtured Trump’s celebrity through all the years he was running around saying this,” she added, airing an April 2011 clip of Trump spouting his birther nonsense.
The TBS host kicked off her tirade with the thin-skinned billionaire’s Nov. 7 “Saturday Night Live” hosting stint, a ratings bonanza that drew hordes of protesters outside 30 Rock.
“To their credit, NBC did sever ties with Trump after he called Mexicans ‘rapists’ — if by severing ties you mean inviting him on their flagship comedy programs to show millions of Americans what a fun guy he is,” Bee said.
After rolling tape of Trump-as-“SNL” host exclaiming, “Why are you hosting Saturday Night Live? Why?,” Bee seemed dumbfounded herself.
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“I don’t know! I guess because ratings matter more than brown people?” she replied. “Here’s a thought: When Holocaust survivors are telling you, ‘Hey, this guy gives me Deja vu,’ maybe don’t invite him up into your house to play with your adorable children.”
The next object of Bee’s ire was Fallon, whose obsequious sit-down with Trump last week was widely ridiculed.
“Aww, Trump can be a total sweetheart with someone who has no reason to be terrified of him,” she said. “I noticed there were no cutaway shots to The Roots. I wonder why.”
The “Daily Show” alumna also tore apart Trump’s much-hyped “major announcement” on Friday — which wound up being a shameless plug for his new hotel with a 30-second, inaccuracy-riddled statement about his birtherism tacked on at the end.
“Oh, f--k you,” Bee said. “A decade of racist conspiracy-mongering brushed off in a 32-word statement that contained two lies, plus one of those lies repeated, and the half-hearted disavowal of the original lie.”
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