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Samantha Bee Skewers Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.

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But Bee saved her sharpest spears for Donald Trump Jr., who could be on thin legal ice over his June 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. President Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that the meeting was held to “get information on an opponent.”

Bee said there were other dealings in which Trump Jr. had failed to cover his tracks, including the Trump SoHo, a luxury condominium-hotel in Lower Manhattan that struggled to attract guests and buyers.

“The Trump family got sued for lying to buyers about the building’s sales figures, and Donnie wrote in his emails that nobody would ever find out about the scam because only people on the email chain or in the Trump Organization knew about it. Aw. This is about one step above writing a note that says, ‘Dear crime: I am guilty of you.’” — SAMANTHA BEE

“Donnie even met alleged Russian agent Maria Butina at an N.R.A. dinner before the election. Any time there was collusion going on, Donnie was there. He shows up everywhere. He’s like the Forrest Gump of collusion!” — SAMANTHA BEE

Bee summed up the segment with a characteristically brutal jab.

“This sad, sticky wad of congealed hair gel has spent his whole life seeking his dad’s approval and failing at it, and now he might be the one to bring down Trump’s presidency.” — SAMANTHA BEE

Changes at the Oscars

The Oscars on Wednesday announced a slate of changes, including shortening the broadcast and, more controversially, adding a category for “best popular film.” Jimmy Kimmel wants to know: Did he do something wrong?

“It’s really kind of interesting: Apparently I did such a good job hosting the Oscars this year, they’ve decided to change everything about them.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

As for the new category, count Kimmel in favor.

“I guess someone over there had an idea. They said, ‘What if we honored some movies that people have actually seen?’ And everybody went, ‘Yeah, that’s great, we should do that.’” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“This is exciting. You know what this means? One day we may very well hear the words, ‘And the Oscar goes to: “The Fast and the Furious 18: Never Stop Fasting, Never Stop Furiousing.”’” — JIMMY KIMMEL

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